UCL Medieval Scandinavian Seminar
Department of Scandinavian Studies (SELCS)
Autumn Term 2012
Room B.10 in 16-18 Gordon Square, starting at 5.30 pm
Welcome back for a bright new session. This term we have four speakers for the seminar. All occasions this year will take place in Room B.10 (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 time for questions afterwards, as well as any liquid refreshment we choose to bring to the seminar.
- Thursday 18 October: Lucy Keens (UCL), ‘Loose tongues: anthropological perspectives on sexual gossip and scandal in Islendingasögur and samtíðasögur’
- Thursday 1 November: Ilya Sverdlov (Toronto), ‘Theft in the eyes of the beholder: Hallgerðr’s þjófsaugu’
- Thursday 22 November:* Lars Lönnroth (University of Gothenburg), ‘The Academy of Odin: roots and shoots in the world tree of Old Norse literary studies’
- Thursday 6 December: Emily Osborne (University of Cambridge), ‘Brúðkaupsvísur: dialogues and destinations’
* The Viking Society Council, Lecture and Dinner follow on Friday 23 November.