Gripla 28 (2017), an international, peer-reviewed journal for Icelandic and Old Norse studies. Edited by Emily Lethbridge and Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir. Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Rit 97. 261 bls. ISBN: 978 9979 654 44 5. Published by Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum.
Gripla 2017 contains eight articles (four in Icelandic and four in English) and one text-edition. The subject-matter covered in the articles is varied and pertains to several fields: folkloristics, literary studies, manuscript studies, and the history of the Icelandic language. Peer-reviewed articles are authored by Romina Werth and Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir, who discuss the contribution made by women to the collecting of folktales in East Iceland; Joanne Shortt Butler, who writes about the saga-character Þorsteinn Kuggason and the authorial imagination of saga-writers; Þórdís Edda Jóhannesdóttir, who examines textual versions of Jómsvíkinga saga as it is preserved in medieval manuscripts; Rebecca Merkelbach, who uses monster-theory to interpret Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar and the character of Grettir, as well as other Íslendingasögur outlaws; Aðalsteinn Hákonarson, who discusses the orthography and pronunciation of words such as fé, mér og sér in light of comments made by Brynjólfur Sveinsson in 1651; Stefan Drechsler, who considers illuminations in manuscripts produced in the west of Iceland in the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century; and Natalie M. Van Deusen, whose edition of the poem known as “Sprundahrós” or “In praise of women” (preserved in the paper manuscripts ÍB 850 8vo, JS 255 4to and JS 589 4to) is published along with an introduction. In addition, the volume contains an article by Theodore M. Andersson about conversation in the sagas, and an article by Már Jónsson about the theta-fragment of Njáls saga (AM 162 B fol. θ) and its relation to the lost Gullskinna-manuscript of Njáls saga.
The deadline to submit articles for the next volume of Gripla is 1st April 2018. Gripla is on the Thomson Reuters Arts and Humanities Citation Index. The journal’s principal language is Icelandic but articles in any of the other Scandinavian languages, English, German or French are also accepted. Instructions with regard to submitting articles can be found online here.
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