Female Arthurians in Scandinavia: Eufemia, Christina and the Modern Female Scholar

  • 1 Stockholm University and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Stockholm, Sweden
Sofia Lodén


This article traces the line between the medieval female reader of Arthurian romance in Scandinavia and the female scholar of today. It draws attention to a number of female patrons and readers of Arthuriana in the Middle Ages, as well as to Queen Christina of Sweden in the seventeenth century. It also discusses the contribution of Scandinavian women to the scholarly field of Arthurian literary study.

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The Journal of the International Arthurian Society (JIAS) publishes articles on any aspect of Arthurian literature written in any language and in any period of time, medieval and post-medieval, including adaptations in modern media, as long as these draw on literary texts. JIAS complements the annual Bibliography of the International Arthurian Society (BIAS).