Popular Romance in Iceland
Popular Romance in Iceland
The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítída saga
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Introduction Romance Contexts Chap. 1: Manuscript Witnesses: Different Versions, Different Worldviews Chap. 2: Intertextuality: Communicating with Other Romances Chap. 3: Setting the Romance Scene: Geography and Space Romance Characters Chap. 4: The Hero's Rivals Chap. 5: Women Helping Women Chap. 6: Romance Through the Eyes of the Narrator Conclusions

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"Sheryl McDonald Werronen’s Popular Romance in Iceland is the most detailed and thorough investigation of any Icelandic romance, and perhaps of any Icelandic saga, published to date. [...] Specialists in medieval Icelandic literature and culture will find it an extremely useful contribution to existing literature on these subjects. Hopefully, this study will inspire more scholarship about Icelandic romances, ballads (rímur), manuscripts, and literary culture; people working in these fields will have much to build on in this study." - Jóhanna Katrín Fri¿riksdóttir, Scandinavian Studies, Volume 89, Number 3, Fall 2017

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Popular Romance in Iceland

The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítída saga

A late medieval Icelandic romance about the maiden-king of France, Nítída saga, was well received in its day and grew in popularity throughout post-Reformation Iceland. It has not, however, received the comprehensive scholarly analysis it deserves, or that other Icelandic sagas have received. Sheryl McDonald Werronen corrects that here, offering a detailed study of the saga and its presentation of women and the Icelandic worldview, including questions of identity, gender, female solidarity, and the romance genre itself.

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Sheryl McDonald Werronen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen, where she is carrying out research on seventeeth-century Icelandic manuscripts, scribes, and patronage.