About the Project:

The research project “Stories for all time” is based at Nordisk Forskningsinstitut (NFI), a research institute within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen. Its members of staff conduct research in the fields of Early Scandinavian language and literature, manuscript studies, dialectology, socio-linguistics, onomastics and runology. Principal funding was provided by the Velux foundation.

 

The following people have contributed to the Stories for all time project:

  • Principal investigator - Matthew James Driscoll
  • Post doc. - Silvia Hufnagel
  • Post doc. - Tereza Lansing
  • Post doc. - Jeffrey Love
  • Ph.D student - Philip Lavender
  • Ph.D student - Beeke Stegmann
  • Ph.D student - Katarzyna Anna Kapitan
  • Research assistant - Sjöfn Kristjánsdóttir
  • Student assistant - Sebastian Mortensen Mariné
  • Student assistant - Ólafur Haukur Árnason
  • Student assistant - Katrín Driscoll
  • Intern - Stefanie Grunow
  • Intern - Dora Wuyts
  • IT - Michael Barner-Rasmussen
  • IT - David Caspersen
  • IT - Araz Yamininia
  • IT - Mogens Devantier
  • IT - Eric Haswell

 

Relevant publications by project participants:

Driscoll, M. J.: "A new edition of the fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda: some basic questions", On editing old Scandinavian texts: Problems and perspectives, ed. Fulvio Ferrari & Massimiliano Bampi, Labirinti 119 (Trento, 2009), pp. 71-84.

Driscoll, M. J.: "De islandske fornaldarsagaer: Historier fra nordens oldtid", Arne Magnusson 350 år: Fem foredrag i anledning af 350-året for Arne Magnussons fødsel, ed. Alex Speed Kjeldsen (København, 2014), pp. 13-23.

Driscoll, M. J.: "Pleasure and pastime: The manuscripts of Guðbrandur Sturlaugsson á Hvítadal", Mirrors of virtue: Manuscript and print in late pre-modern Iceland, ed. M. J. Driscoll & Margrét Eggertsdóttir (København, 2016 [in spe]).

Hufnagel, Silvia: "Sörla saga sterka in its final phase of manuscript transmission", The legendary sagas: Origins and development, ed. Annette Lassen, Agneta Ney & Ármann Jakobsson (Reykjavík, 2012), pp. 431-454.

Hufnagel, Silvia: "Icelandic society and subscribers to Rafn's Fornaldar sögur Nordrlanda", Scripta Islandica 63 (2012), pp. 5-27.

Hufnagel, Silvia: "Sörla saga sterka: Eine bisher unerforschte Vorzeitsaga", Skemmtiligastar lygisögur: Studies in honour of Galina Glazyrina, ed. Tatjana N. Jackson & Elena A. Melnikova (Moscow, 2012), pp. 54-61.

Hufnagel, Silvia: "The farmer, scribe and lay historian Gunnlaugur Jónsson from Skuggabjörg and his scribal network", Gripla 24 (2013), pp. 235-268.

Lansing, Tereza: "Einn fagur aldingarður - The manuscript transmission of Hrólfs saga kraka", The legendary sagas: Origins and development, ed. Annette Lassen, Agneta Ney & Ármann Jakobsson (Reykjavík, 2012), pp. 405-430.

Lansing, Tereza: "Scandinavian heroic legend and fantasy fiction: Poul Anderson - Hrolf kraki's saga", Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica 1 (2012), pp. 37-48.

Lansing, Tereza: "Hrólfs saga kraka and related rímur", Skemmtiligastar lygisögur: Studies in honour of Galina Glazyrina, ed. Tatjana N. Jackson & Elena A. Melnikova (Moskva, 2012), pp. 71-79.

Lansing, Tereza: "Manuscript culture in 19th-century northern Iceland: The case of Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson á Heiði", Vernacular literacies: Past, present and future, ed. Ann-Catrine Edlund, Lars-Erik Edlund & Susanne Haugen (Umeå, 2014), pp. 193-211.

Lansing, Tereza: "The post-medieval transmission of fornaldarsaga manuscripts in western Iceland", Mirrors of virtue: Manuscript and print in late pre-modern Iceland, ed. M. J. Driscoll & Margrét Eggertsdóttir (København, 2016 [in spe]).

Lansing, Tereza: "Danske udgaver af de islandske fornaldarsagaer - et casestudie", Dansk editionshistorie II, ed. Johnny Kondrup et al. (København, 2017 [in spe]).

Lavender, Philip: "Illuga saga Gríðarfóstra in Sweden: Textual transmission, history and genre-formation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries", Arkiv för nordisk filologi 129 (2014), pp. 197-232.

Lavender, Philip: "Skjaldar þáttr Danakonungs: A lost fornaldarsaga?", Opuscula 14 (2016), pp. 89-103.

Lavender, Philip: "The secret prehistory of the fornaldarsögur", Journal of English and Germanic Philology 114 (2015), pp. 526-551.

Lavender, Philip, ed. and trans.: Illuga saga Gríðarfóstra: The saga of Illugi, Gríður's foster-son (London, 2015).

Lavender, Philip: "Oedipus industrius aenigmatum islandicorum: Björn Jónsson á Skarðsá's riddle commentary", Gripla 26 (2015), pp. 229-273 .

Lavender, Philip: "Flagð undir fögru skinni: The tricky transmission of trollwives in Illuga saga Gríðarfóstra", Trollish encounters in Norse and related traditions, ed. Karen Bek-Pedersen & Daniel Sävborg (Tartu, 2016 [in spe).

Love, J. S.: "The organization of poetic quotations in Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks", The legendary sagas: Origins and development, ed. Annette Lassen, Agneta Ney & Ármann Jakobsson (Reykjavík, 2012), pp. 153-169.

Love, J. S.: The reception of Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks from the middle ages to the seventeenth century (München, 2013).