Paradoxes, Polyvalency, and Word Games, and their relevance to Historical Truth in the Legendary Sagas

Oplægget ved Philip Lavender finder sted mandag d. 27. april i lokale 27.0.49 på KUA1 kl. 17.15.

The fornaldarsögur have traditionally been associated with viking-style heroics but they also contain a fair amount of wordplay and verbal gymnastics. In this paper, examples of these will be looked at in order to show their relevance for questions of saga historicity and fictionality.

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