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Paranormal Tendencies in the Sagas: A Discussion about Genre

From the book Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150–1400

  • Martina Ceolin


Observable tendencies in Old Norse-Icelandic sagas to portray the paranormal are analyzed from a genre perspective. This assessment confirms the feasibility of approaching genre in saga studies using descriptive and dynamic methods. The value of this approach is anticipated and emphasized in a brief survey of the current debate about genre in the sagas.

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