UCL Medieval Scandinavian Seminar

Department of Scandinavian Studies (SELCS)

Spring Term 2014

Room B.09 in 16-18 Gordon Square, 5.30 pm

This term we have four speakers for the seminar in the Scandinavian Department. In pole-axe position is Haki giving a seminar in the English Department, for which please note the earlier time at 4 pm. Nos. 2-5 will take place as usual in our Room B.09 (next door to the old room) in the basement of the Department of Scandinavian Studies in 16-18 Gordon Square, starting at 5.30 pm, with papers lasting the best part of an hour. There will be any liquid refreshment we choose to bring, as well as time for questions afterwards.

No. 1 will take place in Foster Court, Room 243 (on the second floor, southern end of the corridor), at 4 pm. There will be drinks (but afterwards please, in England it is not polite to drink during a seminar).

  1. Thursday 16 January: Haki Antonsson (UCL), ‘Old Norse literature in Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire’  (4 pm, English Department)
  2. Thursday 23 January: Jo Shortt Butler (University of Cambridge), ‘Trouble in the sagas: the role of ofsi in Laxdœla saga, Víga-Glúms saga and other sagas’
  3. Thursday 6 February: Louisa Taylor (UCL), ‘Violent gang-leaders or restrained elites? Warfare in Denmark, Norway and England 1050-1300’
  4. Thursday 6 March: Judy Quinn (University of Cambridge), ‘The kennings of Hymiskviða
  5. Thursday 20 March: Eleanor Parker (University of Oxford), ‘The Danish conquest and Anglo-Norman Canterbury’