Publication: Medieval poetry in post-medieval manuscripts
The most recent issue of Scripta Islandica is out! I am thrilled to announce that it contains my article on transmission history of Griplur, a medieval set of rímur of Hrómundur Gripsson (Greipsson). Hrómundur is a legendary hero from Norway who, according to Landnámabók, was a forefather of the first settlers of Iceland, Ingólfur and Leifur. The poem providing an account of his legendary deeds survives in only one medieval manuscript, but it appears also in a few post-medieval manuscripts, many of which have been ignored in the previous scholarship. The article presents the first study of all Griplur manuscripts with the focus on their contents and textual relationships, which lays the ground for a new critical edition of this work.
If you are interested in the postmedieval transmission of Old Norse literature, it might be something to your taste.
Read the full article here.