336 Short Notices its influence on his creative work. The following essays are on early modern drama: Roberta Mullini looks at the student play Thersites in its literary context; Maria Grazia Dongu reviews a modern staging of Brome's A Jovial Crew. Laura Sanna's essay on the rhetoric of three of Lancelot Andrewes's sermons ends the first section. Lorenzo Lozzi Gallo re-interprets the runic `Ribe Stick' in the context of early Scandinavian Christianity. Anatoly Lieberman discusses the very idea of the `rune', exploring the word's etymology. Diego Poli looks at medieval Christian historians' treatments of the foundation of Iceland, and their ideological interests. Marco Battaglia traces the motif of dragon's treasure across myth and folktale. Two essays focus on Eddic poetry: Judy Quinn traces the triangular relationships in The Lament of Oddrún; Rudolf Simek reads the fantastic elements of Eddic poetry in twelfth-century context. The `fantastic' is also the theme of Fulvio Ferrari's study of Norse monsters. Giovanna Salvucci studies the literary legitimization of kingship in the royal sagas; Simonetta Battista touches on bad kingship in her reading of the names of John in Jóns Saga Baptista. Ásdís Egilsdóttir uncovers medieval Icelandic compositional techniques; Dora Faraci traces the artistic
Parergon – Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)
Published: Feb 14, 2012
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