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Friday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 309, JW Marriott

Modern Vikings: Portrayals, Mis- and Reconceptions, and New Discoveries

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Program arranged by the forum LLC Old Norse. Presiding: Kevin Wanner, Western Michigan Univ.

1. “From Mary to Guðrún: Biblical and Saga Models for Womanhood in an Early Modern Icelandic Poem,” Natalie Van Deusen, Univ. of Alberta

2. “Black Valkyries: Nordic Imagery in the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos (1898–1959),” Nahir Otaño Gracia, Univ. of Pennsylvania

3. “‘Let the Valkyrie Ride by the White Man’s Side’: Old Norse Goddesses and Feminism in White Power Poetics,” Benjamin Teitelbaum, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

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