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An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Carl Phelpstead


An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders provides new perspectives on a unique medieval literary genre: the Sagas of Icelanders (also known in English as Family Sagas). The book deepens our understanding both of the Old Norse-Icelandic texts and of our responses to them by attending to the ways in which the texts work as narratives of identity. It offers a fresh account of the sagas by relating them to questions addressed by postcolonial studies, feminist and queer theory, and ecocriticism, approaches that are currently more familiar in other areas of literary study than in the study of Old ... More

Keywords: Family Saga, Iceland, Norse-Icelandic literature, Icelandic saga, identity, gender, ecocriticism, postcolonial studies, supernatural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066516
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Phelpstead, author
Cardiff University