Gnomic and Elegiac Aspects of Sólarljóð

The Department of Scandinavian presents a talk by Dr Mart Kuldkepp, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College, London.

This talk will consider the Medieval Icelandic poem Sólarljóð from the perspectives of genre, underlying cultural traditions and memories, as well as its Christian imagery. A particular focus will be on the gnomic and elegiac aspects of the poem, looking at the kinds of wisdom it tries to convey, and the themes of death and grief which it shares with some other examples of Norse and Old English poetry.

The event takes place during a meeting of the Scandinavian graduate seminar in Old Norse, but is open to the public. All interested are welcome to attend.

With questions, please contact or (510) 642-4484.