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По умолчанию M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies

Пришло по внутренней рассылке.

A new programme, the M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies, started in the
Autumn of 2005 at the University of Iceland. The programme is run in
cooperation with the Manuscript Institute (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar in
Reykjavík) and the Sigurdur Nordal Institute (Stofnun Sigurðar Nordals). The
course is aimed at providing postgraduate students with the necessary tools
to study Old/Medieval Icelandic Texts in the original and in their
manuscript context, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary study.
Classes will be taught in English.
Deadline for application is 15 April 2006.

1. About the programme. Leaflet

2. Application form

3. Language Requirement

4. For more information: [email protected]; [email protected]

Admission fee
The admission fee for the course is ÍKR 45.000 per year.
Practical information
Students are advised to visit the following website for practical
information about accommodation in Iceland and living costs, and for
information about Iceland.
http://www.ask.hi.is/page/forsidaenglish
Language Requirement.
The candidates for the M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies are required to
have finished the course Icelandic Online, which is to be found free of
charge on the web:
http://www.icelandic.hi.is, or equivalent courses in
Icelandic or Old Icelandic, either at their home universities or in Iceland.
The candidates will be able to attend courses in Modern Icelandic for
foreign students at the University of Iceland during the academic year
2005-6, depending on the timetable of the courses. English is the main
teaching language in the programme. All the optional courses will be taught
in English. Language courses in Iceland The Sigurður Nordal Institute, in
cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Iceland,
organizes every year an International Summer Course in Modern Icelandic and
Icelandic Culture (July 3-28, 2006). The course is primarily intended for
university students of language and literature, but anyone interested in
Icelandic and Icelandic culture is welcome to apply. The applicants'
residence must not be in Iceland.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2006.
See "The Sigurður Nordal Institute" website for more information:
www.nordals.hi.is



Courses
The option of courses for 2006-2007 will be advertised in the beginning of
2006. The course descriptions for 2005-2006 are below.

M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies
Academic Year 2005-2006
AUTUMN TERM 2005
Timetable
15 units [30 ects] per term
Obligatory:
05.98.01 Texts - Reading and Interpretation I ( 5u) Au
T: Þórður Ingi Guðjónsson and Sverrir Jakobsson
The candidates will read a wide variety of medieval Icelandic texts in the
original (eddic and skaldic poetry, Icelandic sagas, annals, chronicles,
letters, learned treatises, hagiography, law texts, Bible translations,
sermons etc.). Moreover, a light will be thrown on the texts from a literary
and historical perspective, and thus this reading class will give the
candidates a overview of the written culture of medieval Iceland.
Optional:
05.42.20 Sagas and Chieftains in the 13th Century (5u) Au
T: Torfi H. Tulinius professor
Three saga genres will be the main subject of this course: sagas of
Icelanders, legendary sagas and knights’ sagas. They will be studied as part
of the culture and world view of 13th century, both laymen and clerics, but
however with a special focus on the lay chieftain class. Contemporary sagas
will be used as sources of knowledge about this social group. Special
attention will be given to literary structures, but also to genres and their
differing relationships to social realities.
05.61.30 Society and Sagas (5u) Au
T: Helgi Þorláksson professor
On the sagas, especially the family sagas, and social structures in the
period 1100-1400. On the origins of the sagas and probable reasons for their
composition. Reflections in the sagas of pagan times, Christianity and the
society. The family sagas as possible mirrors of the times when they came
into being. Comparison with other simple societies. Changes introduced by
the royal authorities in Norway and their impact and the society and sagas.
The sagas as sources of cultural history.
05.53.10 Viking Age Archaeology (5u) Au
T: Orri Vésteinsson lektor
Overview of the history of the Viking age and history of Viking research.
Emphasis is placed on the archaeological evidence, the sites and the
objects, and discussing how archaeological data has contributed to out
understanding of this period. Particular attention is given to economic
patterns, issues of ethnicity and state formation.

10.10.16 : Oral Tradition, Eddic Poetry and the Sagas of Icelanders (5u)
Au.
T: Gísli Sigurðsson, dr.phil. (Arni Magnusson Institute)
SPRING TERM 2006
15 units [30 ects] per term
Obligatory:
05.98.02 Texts - Reading and Interpretation II (5u) Sp
T: Þórður Ingi Guðjónsson
The candidates will read a wide variety of medieval Icelandic texts in the
original (eddic and skaldic poetry, Icelandic sagas, annals, chronicles,
letters, learned treatises, hagiography, law texts, Bible translations,
sermons etc.). Moreover, a light will be thrown on the texts from a literary
and historical perspective, and thus this reading class will give the
candidates a overview of the written culture of medieval Iceland.
Optional:
05.42.52 Medieval Masculinities (5u) Sp
T: Ásdís Egilsdóttir docent
The restructuring of the gender system and ideas of masculinity in twelfth
century Europe, brought upon by chivalric ideology and the enforcement of
clerical celibacy, will be discussed. Examples from eddic poetry, family
sagas, legendary sagas and romance, saintslives and kingssagas will be read
and discussed.
05.42.03 Medieval Literary Theory and the Idea of the Vernacular (5u) Sp
T: Guðrún Nordal docent
This course focuses on the interaction between vernacular literary theory
and literary writings in the middle ages, between Latin and the vernacular.
Snorra Edda, the Third and Fourth Grammatical Treatises, and Literary
Prologues will be studied in detail and a light shed on their importance for
the study of medieval texts, sagas as well as eddic and skaldic poetry from
the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. These texts will be placed in
context with medieval literary theory, which deals increasingly more with
the vernacular, as can be seen, for example, in the writings of Dante.
05.98.03 Working with Manuscripts: Palaeography and Transcription (5u) Sp.
Teachers: Guðvarður Már Gunnlaugsson cand. mag., Margrét Eggertsdóttir
cand.mag., Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir Ph.D (Arni Magnusson Institute)
Introduction to West Norse paleography based on practical exercises and
reading of manuscripts. Among the topics covered are: Icelandic
manuscript culture; codicology; letter forms and abbreviations; the
development of the orthography; scribal errors and emendations;
transcription practices and basic text editing.
10.10.22 Old Nordic Religion (5e). Sp
T: Terry Gunnell, docent
An examination will be made of the religious beliefs and practices of people
in Scandinavia from the earliest of times until the conversion, material
ranging from burial practices to rock carvings, to the written evidence
given in the works of Tacitus, Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, as well
as in early Icelandic works like the Eddic poems and the Kings' sagas.
Alongside this discussion of the development and key features of Old Norse
religion, some attention will be paid to the concepts of seid and shamanism,
especially in connection to their role in early religions. Finally, an
examination will be made of the conversion of Scandinavia and how Christian
concepts and practices both fitted and contrasted with the previously
dominant Old Norse worldview.-
05.64.12 North-Atlantic Archaeology (5u) Sp
T: Orri Vésteinsson lektor
Overview of research and debate within the archaeology of the Norse
settlements around the Irish sea and in Scotland, of W- and N- Norway in the
iron age through to the middle ages, Faroese archaeology and the archaeology
of Norse Greenland.
Summer 2006
Thesis (15 units) to be completed Autumn 2006. Deadline October 1st 2006.
Obligatory:
May-June 2006
Intensive Summer Course (2 weeks), led by Prof. William Ian Miller.
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