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Explore with us the fascinating ways of thinking about space in Viking Age and Old Norse culture. Together we will discuss how space is conceptualised and depicted in diverse Old Norse genres and traditions.
Introduction and course overview: space as a key element of narration and representation
Constructing mythological space: Eddic cosmography
Sources: Prose-Edda, Poetic Edda
Discovering new spaces: geographical and social aspects; memory and space
Sources: Sagas (Grænlendinga saga, Eiríks saga rauða)
Cosmography: descriptions of the world in texts
Sources: Leiðarvísir (Itinerary of Nikulas)
Mapping the World: Cartography
Sources: Carta Marina
Spatiality in visual media
Sources: picture-stones, runic inscriptions, paintings, woodcarvings, manuscripts
Week 8 Language and space: spatial thinking in language; place names
Conclusion and outlook
- Sandra Schneeberger - Deutsches Seminar, Abteilung für Nordische Philologie
- Jürg Glauser - Deutsches Seminar, Abteilung für Nordische Philologie, University of Zurich
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