Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9276
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Straubhaar , Sandra Ballif
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  • Title: Nasty, Brutish, and Large: Cultural Difference and Otherness in the Figuration of the Trollwomen of the "Fornaldar sögur" [The author analyzes the encounters that heroes have with trollwomen in various legendary sagas (written down in the 13th and 14th centuries but circulating orally well before those centuries); the author argues that the mythic events can also be interpreted as sociological realities in which the trolls are Sámi women, threatening in their odd customs and strange appearance].
  • Source: Scandinavian Studies 73, 2 (Summer 2001): Pages 105 - 123.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Hjalmpes Saga Hrafnista Sagas Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Outsiders in Literature Sagas Trolls Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00365637
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