OLD NORSE 201B: Norse Literature

M 1-4 , 6415 Dwinelle. Instructor: Jonas Wellendorf

Units: 4

Instructor’s email: wellendorf@berkeley.edu
An introduction to Old Norse literature, comprising reading and discussion of representative sagas and selections from the Eddas. Readings in English and Old Norse.

Gísla saga, Ynglinga saga, Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka, Þorgils saga ok Hafliða, Snorra Edda (Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál), Þrymskviða and Atlakviða.

Old Norse texts, translations of shorter texts, and secondary literature will be made available through bCourses. Students should acquire the following hardcopies:

 Edda, trans. Anthony Faulkes, J. M. Dent. ISBN-13: 978-0460876162

The Poetic Edda (second edition), trans. Carolyne Larrington, ISBN-13: 978-0199675340


Prerequisite: Scandinavian 201A or equivalent.