Love, Sex and Marriage in the Old Norse Tradition, 2017

Programm 2017

Friday, 26th May 2017

  • 9:30-10:00 Opening of the Conference
  • 10:00-10:30 Courtney Marie Burrell: 'Erotic Camaraderie': The Ambiguous Love Lives of Germanic (Icelandic?) Women
  • 10:45-11:15 Josef Jürgens: The Ban on mansǫngvar. Old Norse Laws Concerning Sexuality
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00-12:30 David Jelínek: Love - Cold or Misunderstood? Different Conceptions of Expressions of Love
  • 12:45-15:00 Lunch Break
  • 15:00-15:30 Andreas Schmidt: Love(s) of a Lifetime vs. Advantageous Alliances: Marriage Policy, Power, and Gender Identities in Færeyinga saga
  • 15:45-16:15 Lucie Korecká: 'All You Need is Blood?': Whetting and Peacemaking in Marriage
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
  • 17:00- 17:30 Pia Zachary: The Witch and the King: On the Motif of the Evil Queen in Northern Historiogrpahy

Saturday, 27th May 2017

  • 8:30 Excursion to the Strahov Library
  • 13:00-13:30 Johann Levin: Sigurdian Spouses. Relationship Schematics in Gísla Saga Súrssonar
  • 13:45-14:15  Diana Dimitrova: Masculinaty and the Power of Empowered Women: Hrutr's Voyage to Norway in Njáls saga
  • 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
  • 15:00-15:30  Markéta Ivánková: The Interpretation of Canon Law and 'Courtly Love' in the Saga of Bever. Ideological Implications
  • 15:45- 16:15 Kristýna Králová: Old Norse Love Triangles Made New
  • 16:30-17:00 Discussion