University of Atlantia

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Old Norse Poetry

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Instructor:
Deirdre O'Bardon


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA96 June 10, 2017
Crs #:
617
Date:
Sat Jun 10
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
$1.50
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
3/∞
Room:
405
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
Viking Age
Description
First, you will learn how poetry, skálds and skáldkonur (female poets) fit into Old Norse culture. Then we will discuss alliteration and poetic language specific to Old Norse poetry. Finally, I will go over some basic poetic forms used in Eddic and skaldic poetry, including fornyrðislag, málaháttr, ljóðaháttr and dróttkvætt. The optional handout includes the forms for fornyrðislag, málaháttr, ljóðaháttr and dróttkvætt.