Old Norse Poetry in Performance

Project summary

This project will host an interdisciplinary conference to provide a framework for established literary scholars, actors and dramaturgs to explore Old Norse-Icelandic poetry.  The conference will operate as a focus for dramaturgs and academics to experience one another’s approach to a notoriously resistant and fragmentary literature, both in order to aid the construction of a historical understanding of Old Norse poems as performance texts and to establish a practical research platform that is at once experimental and scholarly.

Lead investigator

Brian McMahon, Faculty of English and Balliol College, University of Oxford

Research team

Annemari Ferreira, Faculty of English and Christ Church, University of Oxford

Professor Heather O’Donoghue, Faculty of English and Linacre College, University of Oxford

Contact details for enquiries

Please email the lead investigator, Brian McMahon, for any queries regarding this project.