A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture
This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times.
Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field
Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars
Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas
Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used by modern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outside Scandinavia
Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its wider cultural context