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Advanced Old Norse: Volsunga Saga

May 2022

Precepted by Carl Anderson.
Vǫlsunga saga (“The Saga of the Vǫlsungs”) is a medieval Icelandic retelling of one of the best-known legendary cycles of the pre-modern Germanic-speaking world – stories that influenced the operas of Richard Wagner, the fantasies of J. R. R. Tolkien, and many other modern creative artists. In this module, you will begin to translate Vǫlsunga saga and discuss both the language and how the saga’s version of the legends relate to other versions known from the medieval world.

Required Texts

Vǫlsunga Saga: The Saga of the Volsungs. Finch, R. G., ed. Vǫlsunga Saga: The Saga of the Volsungs. Translated by R. G. Finch. Icelandic Texts. London, UK: Nelson, 1965.

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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays @10:00 AM (Eastern Time), starting May 3

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