Arguably the first European novels, the Icelandic Sagas are a collection of purportedly historical accounts of medieval Viking families, interweaving magic and murder, adventure and poetry throughout. They are a foundation of Icelandic culture amongst one of the most literature-loving countries in the world, and to this day you can start a good conversation there with questions like “What is your favourite Saga?” By investigating the historic origins of these stories, and the plots, characters, and themes of some of the most popular sagas, you will have an answer.
This course will be held in-person, at WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney, 2000. The course costs $67 AUD, and the course tutor is Jo Henwood.
23 May 2022, 1800 – 2100 AEST.
For more details, and to enrol, please visit the website.