MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Josh Reid, Fred Waage
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.
Thesis - Withheld
Timbs, Adam E., "“All the Foundation of the Earth becomes Desolate” Tracing Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon connections through a Shared Literary Frontier" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3420. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3420
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