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Gender and Subversion in Medieval Icelandic Legend and Saga

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dc.contributor.author McGillivray, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-06T17:10:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-06T17:10:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation McGillivray, Andrew. "Gender and Subversion in Medieval Icelandic Legend and Saga," Roda da Fortuna: Revista Eletrônica sobre Antiguidade e Medievo / Electronic Journal about Antiquity and Middle Ages 6(1) (2017): 99-118. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2014-7430
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10680/1636
dc.description Permission for use in WinnSpace granted by the publisher. en_US
dc.description.abstract The saga writers of medieval Iceland rhetorically engage with contemporary social issues in their narratives, including issues faced by women and, in particular, the treatment of women in regard to their marriages. Many of these medieval social issues are still relevant today, including gender politics, matters of consent, and spousal abuse. This study limits its analysis of these themes to narratives in two genres of medieval Icelandic literature: the heroic cycle (heroic eddic poetry and the legendary Völsunga saga) and the Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur). In all of the narratives much is at stake for the leading female characters; the primary difference is that depending on genre, the actions females make to subvert the dominant patriarchy vary greatly, from drastic on the one hand to subtle yet effective on the other. en_US
dc.description.uri https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/3fdd18_056e923603374587b52f486afb97b1f4.pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Roda da Fortuna: Revista Eletrônica sobre Antiguidade e Medievo / Electronic Journal about Antiquity and Middle Ages en_US
dc.subject Icelandic sagas en_US
dc.subject Medieval legends en_US
dc.subject Gender studies en_US
dc.subject Literary criticism en_US
dc.subject Subversion en_US
dc.subject Marriage en_US
dc.title Gender and Subversion in Medieval Icelandic Legend and Saga en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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