Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

5-2018

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Thomas Crofts

Committee Members

Josh Reid, Fred Waage

Abstract

The mythology of migration is deeply integral to the medieval Germanic societies peopling Northern Europe and the island nations of the North Sea. Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic society construct their identities through a memory of migration that takes places within a frontier that is mythic and historical in scope. By surveying eco-critical components of Anglo-Saxon poems such as “The Wife’s Lament” and “The Husband’s Message” alongside the Icelandic sagas Egil’s saga and The Vinland sagas, a shared tradition of the frontier ideal is revealed.

Document Type

Thesis - Withheld

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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