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Troll sex: youth, old age, and the erotic in Old Norse-Icelandic narratives of the supernatural

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In this thesis, I investigate representations of adolescent and elderly sexuality from throughout the medieval Icelandic saga corpus. To access expressions regarding these liminal sexualities, I pay particular attention to depictions of supernatural phenomena. Because of their distance from everyday reality, such depictions can be used to express uninhibited commentaries about uncomfortable subjects. They can therefore provide us with expanded, nuanced, or alternative perspectives on the s...

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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Programme:
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
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Roby, MH
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767-2015-0310
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Amelia Jackson Senior Studentship
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Roby, MH
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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