Sixth Annual Francis Lee Utley Lecture: John Lindow

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John Lindow
November 16, 2012
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Location
090 Science and Engineering Library

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Add to Calendar 2012-11-16 15:00:00 2012-11-16 16:30:00 Sixth Annual Francis Lee Utley Lecture: John Lindow Maimed Bodies and Broken Systems in the Old Norse ImaginaryJohn Lindow is Professor in the Department of Scandinavian and a member of the Graduate Group in Folklore at UC Berkeley. His research and teaching focus on medieval Scandinavian textual traditions and on more recent folklore of the Nordic region, from Greenland to Karelia. He has treated Scandinavian mythology and early religion in three books: Scandinavian Mythology: An Annotated Bibliography (1988), Death and Vengeance among the Gods: Baldr in Scandinavian Mythology (1997), and Handbook of Norse Mythology (2001). Among his other books are Comitatus, Individual and Honor (1975), Swedish Legends and Folktales (1977), and, with Carol J. Clover and others, Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide (1985; reprint 2005). With Carl Lindahl and John McNamara, he is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Folklore (2000).Lindow has served as long-term mentor to distinguished Berkeley folklore students including our own Merrill Kaplan, who with Tim Tangherlini recently co-edited a Festschrift for Lindow: News from Other Worlds: Studies in Nordic Folklore, Mythology, and Culture. Event Flier [pdf][pdf] - Some links on this page are to .pdf files. If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact patterson.493@osu.edu. PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader. 090 Science and Engineering Library Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Maimed Bodies and Broken Systems in the Old Norse Imaginary

John Lindow is Professor in the Department of Scandinavian and a member of the Graduate Group in Folklore at UC Berkeley. His research and teaching focus on medieval Scandinavian textual traditions and on more recent folklore of the Nordic region, from Greenland to Karelia. He has treated Scandinavian mythology and early religion in three books: Scandinavian Mythology: An Annotated Bibliography (1988), Death and Vengeance among the Gods: Baldr in Scandinavian Mythology (1997), and Handbook of Norse Mythology (2001). Among his other books are Comitatus, Individual and Honor (1975), Swedish Legends and Folktales (1977), and, with Carol J. Clover and others, Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide (1985; reprint 2005). With Carl Lindahl and John McNamara, he is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Folklore (2000).

Lindow has served as long-term mentor to distinguished Berkeley folklore students including our own Merrill Kaplan, who with Tim Tangherlini recently co-edited a Festschrift for Lindow: News from Other Worlds: Studies in Nordic Folklore, Mythology, and Culture.

Event Flier [pdf]

[pdf] - Some links on this page are to .pdf files. If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact patterson.493@osu.edu. PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader.