Egil’s Saga invites inquiry about its composition with its unique use of poetry and prose. Its origins in the traditions of the Icelandic sagas grounds the text within a historical and cultural context that, while still under debate, guides the student of the Icelandic sagas in understanding the likely authorial purpose and intent behind the structure and motives behind the sagas and their tellers/writers. Egil’s Saga’s composition not only retells the life narrative of its titular poet but speaks to the purpose of storytellers and their craft.
Dr. John P. Sexton, Thesis Advisor
Prof. Evan Dardano, Committee Member
Prof. James Norman, Committee Member
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Hazeldine, Gabriel. (2019). The Viking Dialogue Narrative: Egil’s Saga and Storytelling. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 375. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/375
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