Icelandic Men and Me

Their sagas of song and singing are the subject of this book. The original Icelandic Sagas - among the most important collections of medieval European literature - are valued for richly detailed portrayals of individual lives.


Author: Robert Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351929233

Category: Music

Page: 252

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A sparsely populated island in the North Atlantic recently made worldwide headlines in the Global Financial Crisis and for volcanic eruptions that caused unprecedented chaos to international air travel. Large contemporary audiences have formed very different images of Iceland through the vocal music and music videos of Björk and Sigur Rós. Just below the Arctic Circle, Icelandic men engage in more everyday vocal practices, where singing, literally for one's Self, is an everyday life skill set against a backdrop of unique natural, historical, economic and social phenomena. Their sagas of song and singing are the subject of this book. The original Icelandic Sagas - among the most important collections of medieval European literature - are valued for richly detailed portrayals of individual lives. This book's principle protagonists and collaborators share a heritage where Sagas remain central to national and local identity. While the oral traditions associated with them were largely overwhelmed by European romanticism just over a hundred years ago, ironically, this new vocal music became a key technology for national renewal. Written by an ’immigrant’ musician who lived in a remote Icelandic community for over twenty years, this volume focuses upon individual and collective stories about singing as personal and social work. Drawing upon everyday ethnographic and sociological studies of music, and emerging discourse about musical identity, the study uses anthropological, historical and musicological evidence in thinking about songs, singing and Self, and the genderedness of this particular singing practice.

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing Volume II Education

Icelandic men and me: Sagas of singing, self, and everyday life. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. Green, L. (2003). Music education, cultural capital, and social group identity. In M. Clayton, T. Herbert, & R. Middleton (Eds.), The cultural ...


Author: Helga R. Gudmundsdottir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351668712

Category: Music

Page: 500

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The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education examines the many methods and motivations for vocal pedagogy, promoting singing not just as an art form arising from the musical instrument found within every individual but also as a means of communication with social, psychological, and didactic functions. Presenting research from myriad fields of study beyond music—including psychology, education, sociology, computer science, linguistics, physiology, and neuroscience—the contributors address singing in three parts: Learning to Sing Naturally Formal Teaching of Singing Using Singing to Teach In 2009, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded a seven-year major collaborative research initiative known as Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS). Together, global researchers from a broad range of disciplines addressed three challenging questions: How does singing develop in every human being? How should singing be taught and used to teach? How does singing impact wellbeing? Across three volumes, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing consolidates the findings of each of these three questions, defining the current state of theory and research in the field. Volume II: Education focuses on the second question and offers an invaluable resource for anyone who identifies as a singer, wishes to become a singer, works with singers, or is interested in the application of singing for the purposes of education.

The Oxford Handbook of Singing

Icelandic Men and Me: Sagas of Singing, Self and Everyday Life. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. North, A.J. and Hargreaves, D.J (2008). The Social and Applied Psychology of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Author: Graham F. Welch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192576071

Category: Psychology

Page: 1200

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Singing has been a characteristic behaviour of humanity across several millennia. Chorus America (2009) estimated that 42.6 million adults and children regularly sing in one of 270,000 choruses in the US, representing more than 1:5 households. Similarly, recent European-based data suggest that more than 37 million adults take part in group singing. The Oxford Handbook of Singing is a landmark text on this topic. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the pluralistic nature of singing. In part, the narrative adopts a lifespan approach, pre-cradle to senescence, to illustrate that singing is a commonplace behaviour which is an essential characteristic of our humanity. In the overall design of the Handbook, the chapter contents have been clustered into eight main sections, embracing fifty-three chapters by seventy-two authors, drawn from across the world, with each chapter illustrating and illuminating a particular aspect of singing. Offering a multi-disciplinary perspective embracing the arts and humanities, physical, social and clinical sciences, the book will be valuable for a broad audience within those fields.

Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Then an agreement in the suit was reached and self - judgment was granted to me by Páll . And now the noblest men in Iceland are sought out so that this suit , which earlier came up for self - judgment , should be placed in arbitration ...


Author: Jesse L. Byock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520082591

Category: History

Page: 293

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Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it.

Fall in Love Have Children Stay Put Save the Planet Be Happy

But guys, if you don't believe me, just ask Icelandic men. They have time—3.8 more years, to be exact.” Plank writes about the fact that Iceland is ranked by the World Economic Forum as number one in gender equality and that, ...


Author: Frank Schaeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757324116

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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A post-coronavirus evolution-based how-to for putting living ahead of work. Bestselling author Frank Schaeffer offers a passionate political, social, and lifestyle “blueprint” for changes millions of us know are needed to rebalance our work lives with thriving relationships: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy. Even before everything was disrupted by COVID-19 (not to mention by Trump), millions of Americans were already questioning capitalism’s “values.” We were already challenging the idea that your job defines you. We already knew something was wrong. Loneliness, frustration, and alienation were already on the rise. Even the most successful of us felt too busy, too preoccupied, and too distracted to enjoy what we intuitively know are life’s greatest rewards: vibrant relationships, family life, connection to others, involvement in our community, and the thrilling experience of love. Fall in Love . . . builds a well-researched and entertaining bridge to living happier lives and to a better future. It shows us that based on a better understanding of our evolutionary selves, we can thrive in family life and in our work life, too. But to do both joyfully—and at the same time—depends on rediscovering the priority of relationships, connections, community, and love.

Sport in Iceland

Sixth, living in Iceland situates me in the midst of the action. ... My brother is a former women's national handball coach; my nephew is a member of the men's football team and I personally know most of the members as well as most of ...


Author: Vidar Halldorsson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134812301

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

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Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally produced and that in order to understand collective achievement we have to consider the socio-cultural context. Based on unparalleled access to key personnel, including top coaches, athletes and administrators, the book explores Icelandic cultural capital as a factor in sporting success, from traditions of workmanship, competitive play and teamwork to international labour migration and knowledge transfer. The first book to focus specifically on the socio-cultural aspects of a small nation’s international sporting success, this is an original and illuminating contribution to the study of the sociology of sport. Sport in Iceland: How small nations achieve international success is fascinating reading for team sport enthusiasts, coaches, managers and organisers, as well as for any student or scholar with an interest in the sociology of sport, strategic sports development, sports policy or sports administration.

Old Norse Icelandic Literature

'll feel this himself more than anyone, and it's to be expected, that a man [0 has a lot on his mind can't watch out for everything.' )orgeirr says, 'I didn't think he could blame me for this, because I didn't 1 his son, ...


Author: Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470776834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. An introduction helps readers to appreciate the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland. Looks at the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature over the ages, as views of the vikings have changed. Shows how a whole range of authors from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by Old Norse-Icelandic literature.

Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen on the British Isles

That autumn two Iceland men came to him , 1148 , the one's name was Armod , and he was a skald ; the Armod and ... does not trust his gifts “ To other men to bring to me , “ The poet who will sound his praise ; in the eyes of men .


Author: Guðbrandur Vigfússon


ISBN: PRNC:32101067289742

Category: Northmen


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Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles

That autumn two Iceland men came to him, “48, the one's name was Armod, and he was a skald ; the 11:31:; imd other's Oddi ... does not trust his gifts verses“ To other men to bring to me, “ The poet who will sound his praise; A.D.1148.


Author: George Webbe Dasent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108052481

Category: History

Page: 588

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This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarbók; and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which Hákon's reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla Þórðarson at the instigation of the king's son. Volume 3 contains Dasent's translation, The Orkneyingers' Saga, with appended extracts from relevant texts and the life of St Magnus of Orkney.

Wroc awski Rocznik Historii M wionej

I got to know him through a Polish woman who cleaned his house. When he said goodbye to me he said he loved me”, she said laughing. “Look. Most Icelandic men are handsome but he is not. But he is a really good man and sweet and good to ...


Author: Marta Kurkowska-Budzan

Publisher: Ośrodek "Pamięć i Przyszłość"


Category: History

Page: 252

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Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionej jest wydawanym przez Ośrodek "Pamięć i Przyszłość" multidyscyplinarnym, jedynym w Polsce czasopismem naukowym poświęconym oral history, którego celem jest stworzenie platformy do refleksji metodologicznej nad metodą oral history oraz do wymiany doświadczeń różnych ośrodków i osób – przedstawicieli różnych dyscyplin naukowych – zajmujących się szeroko rozumianą historią mówioną. W periodyku publikowane są wyniki badań naukowych z wykorzystaniem źródeł historii mówionej oraz dyskusje nad samą metodą, a także opracowane naukowo źródla historii mówionej. Czasopismo jest również źródłem informacji o aktualnie prowadzonych badaniach, projektach, organizowanych konferencjach i nowościach wydawniczych, których tematyka dotyczy oral history. Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionej znajduje się w bazach: The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, The Central and Eastern European Online Library oraz w Bazie Czasopism Humanistycznych i Społecznych, oraz w European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS). W 2019 r. Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przyznało WRHM 20 pkt.