Off the Edge of the Map: Traveling Beyond the Limits of the Human in the Old Norse Sagas
Tuesday 4 November at 5.30-7pm at the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library
IMEMS Limits of the Human seminar series 2014/15
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough asks how do the Old Norse-Icelandic sagas depict the outermost fringes of the world. More importantly, who—or what—is said to live there? From the magical Sámi of the far north to the outlandish natives of North America, from nymphomaniac giant queens in the Arctic to dragons and beak-faced men on the Russian waterways, the sagas populate the geographical margins with marvelous races and monstrous creatures.
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