No prior knowledge is required
The course objective is to offer students an introduction to the Icelandic sagas, one of the most original literary genre in medieval Europe
Literary genres of Medieval Scandinavia: Sagas and Skaldic Poetry
The course will focus on the following topics: the genre of the Icelandic sagas (their origin and modernity); scaldic poetry
- M. Battaglia (a c. di), Le Civiltà letterarie del medioevo germanico, Carocci, Roma 2017, chap. 6.
- Laxdæla Saga, traduzione e cura di S. Cosimini, Iperborea, Milano 2015
- Further readings will be suggested during the course
The course is held in the second semester