New Podcast: Wandering Across Scandinavia in Egils Saga

An island nation that wants to be involved in the politics of wider Europe, but also removed from it. A fractious debate over power, sovereignty, the rule of law. The experiences of emigrants and immigrants. Not a potted summary of twenty-first-century political events, but rather of the themes raised by the thirteenth-century Icelandic poem, Egil's... Continue Reading →

How to cook a human in Old Norse literature

Take a bunch of trolls. Add a haunch of human. Set to rest in a cave. Boil until well cooked. Old Norse myths serve readers with a literary feast of man-eating monsters and some very grisly recipes. We chatted with Rebecca Drake, on the back of her recent Postgraduate English article, about cooking, witty monsters,... Continue Reading →

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