Monthly Archives: August 2012

Brave – a medievalist’s take

A pedant-medievalist could have drawn up a list of anachronisms a hundred items long within the first half hour of Brave. But the only impropriety that really grated – the thrum of Hollywood cicadas in the Highland dusk – was … Continue reading

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Saga Conference Part II: On Support and Controversy – A Newcomer’s Perspective

This was not my first conference. But it was the first time that I went to a conference of this size and importance, and when I registered for it, I was as excited about it as my 17-year-old self before … Continue reading

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Review: 15th International Saga Conference (5-11th August 2012, University of Aarhus)

If I remember correctly, Þórr did not wear tight spandex and dance about on stage waving his hammer.* The Norse mythological cosmos was not made up of different dimensional ‘bubbles’, and saga scholars were chained to their desks in dusty … Continue reading

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