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Title Cold counsel : women in Old Norse literature and mythology : a collection of essays / edited by Sarah M. Anderson with Karen Swenson.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2002.

Subject Old Norse literature -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Norse.
Women in literature.
Alt Name Anderson, Sarah M., 1950-
Swenson, Karen, 1951-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages) : illustrations
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Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on June 27, 2013).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographic references at the end of each chapter, and index.
Contents Introduction : "og eru köld kvenna ráð" / Sarah M. Anderson -- "En hon er blandin mjök" : women and insults in Old Norse literature / Zoe Borovsky -- Hildigunnr's lament / Carol J. Clover -- Women's voices in Old Norse literature : the case of Trójumanna saga / Randi Eldevik -- Taming the shrew : the rise of patriarchy and the subordination of the feminine in Old Norse literature / Helga Kress -- The re-emergence of women's voices in Icelandic literature, 1500-1800 / Shaun F.D. Hughes -- Vikings westward to Vinland : the problem of women / Jenny Jochens -- "Þegi, Þú, Þórr!" : gender, class, and discourse in Þrymskviða / Jón Karl Helgason -- Fathers, mothers, and daughters : "Hver er að ráða?" / Marianne E. Kalinke -- A good day's work : Laxdæla saga, ch. 49 / Jonna Louis-Jensen -- Women's counsel in the Riddarasögur : the case of Parcevals saga / F. Regina Psaki -- The woman who knows : female characters of Eyrbyggja saga / Forrest S. Scott -- Male bonding, female body : the absenting of woman in "Bisclaretz ljóð" / Kerry Shea -- Ambiguously gendered : the Skalds Jórunn, Auðr and Steinunn / Sandra Ballif Staubhaar -- Women outside : discourse of community in Hávamál / Karen Swenson -- Saga world and nineteenth-century Iceland : the case of women farmers / Þórunn Sigurðardóttir.
Summary Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography, and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure, and ideology in medieval Iceland. -- publisher.
ISBN 9781134821389 (electronic bk.)
1134821387 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 851103684
Additional Format Print version: Cold counsel. New York : Routledge, 2002 0815319665 (DLC) 00032155 (OCoLC)44019441