Sagas are prose narrative texts written (largely) in Old Norse, in Iceland, in the 13th and 14th centuries, but thought to have some basis in oral traditions of the Viking Age and earlier. We will read examples of some of the different subgenres of sagas (legendary sagas, sagas of Icelanders, kings’ sagas, chivalric sagas, etc.) in English translation, considering them within their historic and cultural contexts. Taught in English.
TR 12:30-1:45 Kaplan A26