'Those Who Cling In Queer Corners To The Forgotten Tongues And Memories Of An Elder Day': J.R.R. Tolkien, Finns And Elves, Andrew Scott Higgins
Journal of Tolkien Research
Those Who Cling in Queer Corners To The Forgotten Tongues and Memories of an Elder Day' J.R.R. Tolkien, Finns and Elves
Dr. Andrew Higgins
In this paper I will explore how several historic, literary and mythic associations of the Finnish people with elements of magic, the supernatural and the 'other' influenced J.R.R. Tolkien in imbuing the character and language of his own Elves with a similar quality of magic and 'arresting strangeness'.I will explore several characterisations of the Finns, the People of Kalevala, Tolkien would have encountered in his early study of the Kalevala ...
Norse "Loki" As Praxonym, 2016 Cornell University
Norse "Loki" As Praxonym, William Sayers
Journal of Literary Onomastics
The still debated Old Norse theonym Loki is projected against the wide semantic field of the ON verb lúka "to close", not, as current scholarship would have it, as relevant to Ragnarǫk and the closing down of the divine world but in its judicial applications to successfull negotiated outcomes. The ingenious Loki, the bearer of a praxonym, would then be the inventive Fixer. While this aspect is well illustrated in tales of Loki's ruses and expedients, a more archaic figure emerges when Loki is associated with the reconstructed Indo-European verbal root *lok- "to accuse, blame, prohibit" (cf. Old Frisian ...
Sanctuary Burning: The St. Brice's Day Massacre And The Danes In England Under Aethelred The Unready, 2016 University of Puget Sound
Sanctuary Burning: The St. Brice's Day Massacre And The Danes In England Under Aethelred The Unready, Erica Thomas
An examination of the St. Brice's Day Massacre in conjunction with the chronicles, archaeological evidence, legal implications and ethnic identities related to the English-Danish conflict. This paper argues that examinations of the Massacre have been extremely limited in the past, and the full range of evidence must be consulted in order to uncover the full historical context and significance of this event.
A Theory Of Associations: An Explanation And Applications To Wagner's Das Rheingold, 2016 Abilene Christian University
A Theory Of Associations: An Explanation And Applications To Wagner's Das Rheingold, Parker T. Gordon
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis posits an interdisciplinary theory of associations. Within inter- and intra-textual texts, there exists a presence that points toward an originating source, which audience members may or may not consciously recognize. This presence accumulates associations from surrounding materials through abstract and subtle references or through direct quotations. These associations, once examined in relation to one another in the context of the narrative, may help readers discover additional insights and uncover new information about a text. My theory draws upon literary scholarship primarily grounded in intertextual theory and adaptation theory. Inspired by the intertextual insertion of pre-existing music in film ...
Kings, Wars, And Duck Eggs: Interpretations Of Poetry In Egil’S Saga, 2016 University of Virginia
Kings, Wars, And Duck Eggs: Interpretations Of Poetry In Egil’S Saga, James C. Daughton
MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference
This paper examines the function and cultural implications of poetry in Egil’s Saga, an Icelandic saga written around the thirteenth century A.D. The title character, Egil Skallagrimson, is a renowned warrior and obstinate maverick, but perhaps his most singular trait is his gift for crafting poetry—a talent reflected in the nearly sixty sets of his verse that appear throughout the prose text. Obviously, these poems allow the reader to tap into Egil’s psyche, but they also fulfill the more profound purpose of illuminating the values and experiences of medieval Icelanders. Egil eternalizes the heritage he shares ...
Searching For Sissa, 2016 South Dakota State University
Searching For Sissa, Lisa Lindell
Lisa R. Lindell
"Nothing is certain but uncertainty." This old proverb aptly sums up my experiences in searching for the ancestry of my great great grandmother Sissa. Confronted with frustrating obstacles and apparent dead ends, I have considered abandoning the search. And yet, the trail lures me on. At the outset, I knew only a few stark facts. Sissa, born in Sweden, had emigrated to America, eventually settling in central Kansas. Here, she died in 1887, at the age of 41, leaving her husband and ten children, ranging in age from two weeks to seventeen years. This information came from family recollections and ...
Finding Sissa (And Much More), 2016 South Dakota State University
Finding Sissa (And Much More), Lisa Lindell
Lisa R. Lindell
In 1997, my article “Searching for Sissa” appeared in the Swedish American Genealogist.1 Over a decade later, I am still engaged in and fascinated by the pursuit of family history. Although I know little Swedish beyond a few basic terms and am certainly a genealogy amateur, a breakthrough in the Sissa search and recent discoveries on a related line have rekindled my excitement in tracing my Swedish roots. In my research, I have relied upon the indispensable work of family members, record keepers, and genealogists, and have greatly benefited from the wealth of information and original records now accessible ...
Parallels And Foils Between The Men And Women In The Icelandic Family Sagas, 2016 Augustana College
Parallels And Foils Between The Men And Women In The Icelandic Family Sagas, Rebecca Knapper
Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award
No abstract provided.
Europe's New Generation Of Nationalists: Understanding The Appeal Of Contemporary Radical Nationalism For European Youth, 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder
Europe's New Generation Of Nationalists: Understanding The Appeal Of Contemporary Radical Nationalism For European Youth, Madeliene Ingino
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Through personal interviews with young nationalists from Belgium, Hungary, and Sweden, I seek to understand what motivates young people to identify with far-right nationalism in Europe. By providing an individual-level investigation of what motivates young Europeans’ nationalist ideology, I deliver a humanized, nuanced, and multidimensional understanding of nationalist views for young people in Europe. This analysis demonstrates that nationalism in Europe is not the same across different countries. With my sample set of Belgium, Hungary, and Sweden, representing Western, Central, and Northern Europe respectively, it is clear that nationalism varies according to the context within which it exists. In addition ...
Raiders From The North: Irish Enslavement During The Viking Age, 2016 University of Colorado Boulder
Raiders From The North: Irish Enslavement During The Viking Age, Athena T. Knudson
Undergraduate Honors Theses
In the Early and High Middle Ages the Vikings began to travel and raid across Europe and the Atlantic. During these expeditions the Vikings captured many people whom they enslaved or sold into the slave-trade. For the western portion of the Viking Expansion, many of the enslaved were Irish. The enslavement of the Irish by the Norse continued through the end of the Viking Age and occurred not only in the British Isles but also in Iceland. The process of the Viking Expansion and enslavement of the Irish influenced Norse culture and social identity. This thesis will explore the Norse ...
Factors Associated With Harm Reduction Model Use Among Substance Abuse Counselors, 2016 Walden University
Factors Associated With Harm Reduction Model Use Among Substance Abuse Counselors, Tiffany Madden
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 with more than 36,000 dying in 2008. In 2007 the estimated cost of drug use to U.S. society due to lost productivity, increased health care, and criminal justice costs was over $193 billion. Previous researchers have found that harm reduction is a viable treatment option within the field of addiction. The guiding premise in the harm reduction approach is that all people can achieve improved psychological and physiological health even if they are unable to be substance-free. However, there remains an important gap in ...
Still Glowing Strong: Review 2 (Australia), 2015 Macquarie University, Sydney
Still Glowing Strong: Review 2 (Australia), Maree Delofski
Still Glowing Strong is an elegant and poetic documentary about a dreamer. Harald Brobakkan has an obsessive desire to create an everlasting battery. From the outset, the minimalist music and Leganger’s beautifully written narration set up the tone of the documentary – gentle, respectful, restrained, occasionally melancholic yet never maudlin. Program maker Sindre Leganger very successfully conveys Harald’s story together with rich observations about the universe, science and its treatment of ‘outsiders’, life - and the nature of a very long relationship.
Norwegians In Michigan, 2015 Western Michigan University
Norwegians In Michigan, Clifford Davidson
In Norwegians in Michigan, Clifford Davidson shows how Norwegians took advantage of opportunities when they began settling in Michigan in the nineteenth century. Norwegians sailed Lake Michigan, joined the lumber trade, farmed the northwest part of the state, and mined copper and iron in the Upper Peninsula. At the same time, they brought a unique culture that came to be associated with Michigan and the Midwest. The first generations of Norwegians in Michigan maintained close cultural ties with their homeland. Some Norwegian immigrants adjusted to life in a new land more quickly than others. Among these, according to Davidson, were ...
Still Glowing Strong: Review (Denmark), 2015 University of Wollongong
Still Glowing Strong: Review (Denmark), Anna Elisabeth Jessen
Still Glowing Strong is Norwegian Sindre Leganger’s tender story of an old man, Harald, who thinks he has invented an everlasting battery that could save the world. The problem is that no one has the time to look at it – his wife in particular. But as Leganger and the old man’s grandson take an interest, this short but remarkable feature reveals much about our finite lives and the eternal starry sky above us, about being stubborn, being optimistic and about hope. Leganger illustrates Zola’s dictum, that “art is a corner of reality seen through a temperament”. He ...
From Honor To Ridicule To Shame To Fame: The Naming And Re-Naming Of Túrin Son Of Húrin, 2015 University of Florida
From Honor To Ridicule To Shame To Fame: The Naming And Re-Naming Of Túrin Son Of Húrin, Marie Nelson
Journal of Literary Onomastics
Text Mining Och Digitala Författarskap. Förädlade Arkiv Och Semantisk Uppmärkning I De Stora Råtextsamlingarnas Tid, Peter Leonard
No abstract provided.
Efter Festen (After The Celebration): A Review, 2015 WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)
Efter Festen (After The Celebration): A Review, Leslie Rosin
This 2002 feature is a masterpiece of our genre. On one level, the story examines how a young man called Allan told on Danish radio how he confronted his father at his 60th birthday celebration with the devastating fact that the father had abused him and his twin sister as children. But Allan’s story is also the subject of the successful Danish film The Celebration by Thomas Vinterberg, part of the Dogma Film Group founded by Lars von Trier. The feature’s title, Efter Festen, (After the Celebration) is ambiguous in Danish, the Danish word 'efter' being translatable ...
Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, 2015 City University of New York
Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles Lebel
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
Translation specialists Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck and Alyson Waters respond to the TQC question:
“Lost in translation”; “Found in translation”: Are these just useless commonplaces or are they indicative of something relevant to your own practice?
Der Skandinavische Horrorfilm. Kultur- Und Ästhetikgeschichtliche Perspektiven (The Scandinavian Horror Film. Cultural Historical And Aesthetical Historical Perspectives), 2015 Institute for the Study of Religion, University of Leipzig
Der Skandinavische Horrorfilm. Kultur- Und Ästhetikgeschichtliche Perspektiven (The Scandinavian Horror Film. Cultural Historical And Aesthetical Historical Perspectives), Christiane Königstedt
Journal of Religion & Film
In this book review I discuss a recently published anthology on "The Scandinavian Horror film". The authors are well aware that the existence of this genre is not to be taken for granted, and instead ponder films by directors ranging from Carl T. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman to Lars von Trier and beyond, who in their work dealt with horrorful sensations in the past 120 years. Focussing especially on the sources and means of the horror sensation, the anthology investigates the characteristics and common features of the films in discussion, as well as their US-American adaptations.
Crossing Cultures: The Old Norse Adaptations Of Marie De France’S Lais, 2015 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Crossing Cultures: The Old Norse Adaptations Of Marie De France’S Lais, Kenna Jacobs
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
The representation of sin and sexuality in Marie de France’s Lais is a topic that continues to be debated among scholars, as the unexpected storylines – including adultery, bestiality, and physical violence – often clash with our preconceived notions concerning the medieval principles of modesty and restraint. The provoking, even disconcerting, nature of this work becomes quite apparent when examined in conjunction with their later adaptations in the thirteenth century, as King Hákon of Norway commissioned the translation of several lais into Old Norse as a means of promoting the courtly codes and conventions within French literature. Focusing on the lais ...