The Cold Counsel

The Cold Counsel : The Women in Old Norse Literature and Myth

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Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval more

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  • Paperback | 321 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.02mm | 589g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138991465
  • 9781138991460

About Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson teaches in the Department of English at Princeton University, and Karen Swenson teaches at Virginia Tech more

Table of contents

Women and Insults in Old Norse Literature, Zoe Borovsky Hildigunnr's Lament,Carol J. Clover Women's Voices in Old Norse Literature: The Case of Trójummana Saga, Randi Eldevik Taming the Shrew: The Rise of the Patriarchy and the Subjection of the Feminine in Old Norse Literature, Helga Kress The Re-emergence of Women's Voices in Icelandic Literature, Shaun F. D. Hughes Vikings Westward to Vínland: The Problem of Women, Jenny Jochens Gender, Class, and Discourse in Prymskvida, Jón Karl Helgason Fathers, Mothers, and Daughters, Marianne E. Kalinke A Good Day's Work: Laxdoela Saga, Ch. 49, Jonna Louis-Jensen Women's Counsel in the Riddarasögur: The Case of Parcevals Saga, F. Regina Psaki The Woman Who Knows: Female Characters of Eyrbyggja Saga, Forrest S. Scott Male Bonding, Female Body: The Absenting of Women in "Bisclaretz liód," Kerry Shea Ambiguously Gendered: The Skalds Jórunn, Audr and Steinunn, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar Women Outside: Discourse of Community in Hávamál, Karen Swenson Saga World and Nineteenth-Century Iceland: The Case of Women Farmers, Tórunn Sigurdardóttir Contributorsshow more

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