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dc.contributor.supervisorBjarnadóttir, Birna (Icelandic Language and Literature)en
dc.contributor.authorCrocker, Christopher W. E.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-04T15:25:43Z
dc.date.available2011-04-04T15:25:43Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-04T15:25:43Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4436
dc.description.abstractFor much of the history of saga scholarship, questions of origins, the role of feud, kinship, and the structure of the society, and its institutions, have been fertile grounds for research. As such, the female characters – who were certainly less overtly prominent in the settlement of the country as outlined in the texts, as well as in the public and institutional structures – have often been overlooked as subjects of in depth scholarly enquiry. Turning a sharp gaze upon three particular characters, from three different sagas: Auðr from Gísla saga, Guðrún from Laxdæla saga, and Hallgerður from Njáls saga, and entering upon a comparative analysis of the introductions, marriages, and divorces – if applicable – of the characters, this study refutes the archetypical models under which these characters are sometimes studied, and examines the idea of marriage, contrary to its commonly perceived function, as largely a destabilizing force.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectmedievalen
dc.subjectIcelandicen
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.subjectSagasen
dc.titleLes demoiselles d'islande: on the representation of women in the sagas of Icelandersen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineIcelandicen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBuchan, Peter John (Icelandic Language and Literature) Arnason, David (English, Film, and Theatre)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2011en


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