nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
Lecturer: Carolyne Larrington (Oxford).
This lecture will talk about some of the ways in which the poetic form of ‚ævidrápur‘ (deeds of a life) functions within the fornaldarsaga genre in Old Norse. These autobiographically styled poems look back over and reflect a little on the lives of the Viking ancestors of medieval Scandinavians. Some may indeed draw on ancient traditions, others be antiquarian re-imaginings, but their focus on violence, loss, regret – and even love – allows us draw parallels with other kinds of autobiographical composition.
The lecture is a part of the series Me and the World … Autobiography in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.