Old Norse Poetry in Performance Conference

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Conference Programme:

22 June

09:00 – 9:45 Registration in Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome by Siân Grønlie (Oxford) in MDES
10:00 – 11:30 Session 1 – Chaired by Brian McMahon (Oxford Brookes)
in Blue Boar Quad
> Performance by Kvæðamaður, Pétur Húni Björnsson
> Lokasenna – Staged Reading by Oxford’s Old Norse Reading Group
11:30 – 12:00 Tea/Coffee Break in MDES
12:00 – 13:30 Session 2 – Chaired by Eleanor R. Barraclough (Durham)
> Tim Rowbotham (York): Performing Proofs — Performance of erfikviður as Authentication in the fornaldarsögur
> Inés García López (Barcelona): Forging Occasions — On the Possibilities of Skaldic Poetry Re-enactment
> Simon Nygaard (Aarhus): Old Norse Poetry and Ritual Performance — Hákonarmál as an erfikvæði
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch and Visit to Christ Church Upper Library
14:30 – 16:00 Session 3 – Chaired by Alison Finlay (Birkbeck)
> Carmen Vioreanu (Bucharest): Performing the Deeds of the Gods — The Scenic Indications in the Eddic Mythological Poems
> Jan A. Kozák (Bergen): Eddic Poetry in Performance: Mnemonic, Analytical and Pedagogic Applications
> Rebeca Franco Valle (Bergen): Performing Old Norse Poetry in Visual Art. A Comparative Perspective with the Islamic World — The Scandinavian Box in Spain.
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Chaired by Annemari Ferreira
> John McKinnell (Durham): Eddic Poetry and the Uses of Anonymity
17:30 – 18:45 Reception in Les Jones Dining Room with Poetry Reading by Ross Cogan
18:45 – 20:30 Conference Dinner at the Vaults & Garden
20:30 > Performance of Eddic Material with Commentary by
Einar Selvik from Wardruna in Christ Church Cathedral

 

23 June 10:00 – 11:00 Session 4 – Chaired by Timothy Bourns (Iceland) in Blue
Boar Quad
> Readings of Norse-Inspired Poetry with Commentary by Andrew Smardon
> Alison Williams-Bailey of Project Great Grandmother: Creation Song Norse Mythology Storytelling
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break in MDES
11:30 – 13:00 Session 5 – Chaired by Caitlin Ellis (Oxford)
> Anna Millward: Skaldic (Un)censored — Free Speech and Wounding Words in Old Norse Performance
> Joseph Harris (Harvard): Performance and its Effects
> Stephen Mitchell (Harvard): Recreating Performance Contexts — A Pre-Christian Example?
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Session 6 – Chaired by William Brockbank (Oxford)
> Steven Shema: Materiel Culture — Old Norse Poetry on the Battlefield
> Richard Perkins (UCL): Norse Poetry at the Workplace — Performance at Oar, Anvil, Quern and Loom
15:00 – 15:30 Skaldic Slam Workshop led by Anna Millward
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Round Table Discussion led by Terry Gunnell (Iceland)
17:30 Closing Remarks
18:00 – 19:30 Seth Kriebel’s Interactive Beowulf in Somerville Chapel

 

Website: oldnorsepoetryinperformance.com

Email: oldnorsepoetryinperformance@gmail.com

 

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Seth Kriebel - Interactive Beowulf

 

 

 

 

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