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From Text to Artefact

Studies in Honour of Anne Mette Hansen

 

About the book

From Text to Artefact is a collection of twenty-seven essays in honour of Anne Mette Hansen, Associate Professor at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen and Curator of the Arnamagnæan Collection in Copenhagen, Denmark. The contents of the volume reflect the honouree’s interests in Nordic philology, manuscript studies and textual scholarship with a special focus on material philology. Each contribution presents new scholarship by expanding on previous knowledge from a different angle.

From Text to Artefact is divided into two main sections: Interpreting the Artefact and Interpreting the Text. While the first part focuses on manuscripts – mainly artefacts in the Arnamagnæan Collection – the second part takes a step away from the text-bearing objects and discusses scholarly interpretations and editorial problems. The variety of topics addressed thereby gives a unique insight into current research in Scandinavian manuscripts and related fields.

About the editors

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan is H.M. Queen Margarethe II Distinguished Research Fellow at the Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, where she works on the reception of Old Norse literature in Danish historiography. Previously she worked at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen where she conducted research and digital cataloguing of Nordic manuscripts. She holds a PhD degree from the same university, based on the dissertation Studies in the transmission history of Hrómundar saga Greipssonar. Her research interests center on Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature and include manuscript studies, digital scholarly editing, transmission history and textual criticism, as well as history of historiography.

Beeke Stegmann is a research lecturer at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavik. Her research spans codicology, book history and digital editing of manuscripts and charters. In her current projects she focuses on the production of Icelandic medieval manuscripts and the usage of red ink, as well as a digital scholarly edition of Njáls saga in Reykjabók. Prior to her position in Iceland she was working on several projects at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen, where she also obtained her PhD based on the dissertation Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts.

Seán D. Vrieland is a researcher at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen, where he focuses on East Norse manuscripts and the history of the Nordic languages. He holds a PhD degree from the same university based on the dissertation Old Gutnish in a Danish Hand: Studies in the B Manuscript of Guta Lag. Following the PhD Vrieland held a two-year postdoctoral position in connection with the project Script and Text in Time and Space funded by the VELUX Foundation and led by the honorant of the present volume. In his current position Vrieland focuses on the Faroese manuscripts held in the collection and will soon begin a research project on this material, funded by the Faroese Research Council.

Table of contents

Tables and Figures

Tabula Gratulatoria

Introduction

I: Interpreting the Artefact

M. J. Driscoll: The Rev. James Johnstone, Septentrionalist and Man of Mystery

Silvia Hufnagel: Die Papiermühlen und Wasserzeichen der Königin: Ein Wasserzeichen aus den Papiermühlen der Königin Charlotte Amalie und sein Vorkommen in isländischen Handschriften

Finn Gredal Jensen: “Studeer paa det eensomme Skib!”: En dedikation fra Adam Oehlenschläger til Poul Martin Møller

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan: A Danish Collection of Old Norse Sagas: Material-Philological and Textual Studies of Acc. 61

Sheryl McDonald Werronen: Medieval Stories in Early Modern Manuscripts: Thoughts on Rask 33 and AM 578 i 4to

Vibeke A. Pedersen: To gammeljomfruer og en kvinde mellem to mænd: Et folkevisehåndskrift, hvor indførsler, lægskel og brugsspor fortæller flere historier

Friederike Richter: Das Buch im Buch: Artefactual Philology in zwei sich überlagernden Schichten

Beeke Stegmann und Astrid Marner: Frömmigkeit und Kodikologie: Nachträglich eingebundene Bildseiten in einem niederdeutschen Gebetbuch

Seán D. Vrieland: Codicological Units or Production Units? The Structure and Production of AM 71 8vo

Stephen Werronen: The AM Dipl. Dan. LI 3 Scribe

Tarrin Wills: The Oldest Material Records of dróttkvætt Poetry

N. Kıvılcım Yavuz: Judging a Book by its Cover: Manuscripts with Limp Bindings in the Arnamagnæan Collection

Þórunn Sigurðardóttir: A Family Reunion: The Case of Lbs 1255 8vo and Lbs 2095 8vo

II: Interpreting the Text

Rasmus G. Bjørn: Rhetorical Markup of AM 421 12mo: A passionate, breathless, and distinctly female ecstasy

Henrik Blicher: Dokumentfiktion: Om nyt og gammelt i Jens Baggesens “Labyrinten paa Rim”

Simon Skovgaard Boeck: u eller n?

Niels W. Bruun: Tekstkritiske bemærkninger til Thomas Bartholins korrespondance med Niels Stensen

Martin Chase: Siðbót 47.4–49: What Happened?

Dorthe Duncker og Hanne Ruus: Arnamagnæanske visestumper

Britta Olrik Frederiksen: Fynsk træsko i sjællandsk lov

Bent Jørgensen: Borgeled i gammeldansk – et ord på vej i to retninger

Johnny Kondrup: Materialtekst og tekstur

Karsten Kynde: Maskinel kollation af et positivintegralt multivariantapparat, eller: Sammenlignende billeddannelse i ubevogtede øjeblikke

Philip Lavender: Bekraríma or “The Rhyme of the Ram” by Eiríkur Hallsson

Margrét Eggertsdóttir: “En smuk historie”: Arne Magnussons vurdering af litteratur

Anna Katharina Richter: „ … oc wiltw wide the wnder som i wore lande ære …“: Wunderbare Reichtümer in Een lysthelighe historie aff Ion presth (1510)

Karen Skovgaard-Petersen: ‘En yderst usikker og hasarderet vej at gå’: Om Henrik Ernsts afhandling om tekstkritik (1652) og dens inspirationskilder

Index of Titles

Index of Manuscripts

Publication details

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Beeke Stegmann, and Seán D. Vrieland, eds, From Text to Artefact: Studies in Honour of Anne Mette Hansen (Leeds: Kısmet Press, 2019)
Isbn: 978-1-912801-07-7 (hardback)
978-1-912801-08-4 (ebook)
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25″ / 235 x 191 mm
Pages: 304
Copyright © 2019 Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Beeke Stegmann, and Seán D. Vrieland. The authors (M. J. Driscoll – Silvia Hufnagel – Finn Gredal Jens – Katarzyna Anna Kapitan – Sheryl McDonald Werronen – Vibeke A. Pedersen – Friederike Richter – Beeke Stegmann – Astrid Marner – Seán Vrieland – Stephen Werronen – Tarrin Wills – N. Kıvılcım Yavuz – Þórunn Sigurðardóttir – Rasmus G. Bjørn – Henrik Blicher – Simon Skovgaard Boeck – Niels W. Bruun – Martin Chase – Dorthe Duncker – Hanne Ruus – Britta Olrik Frederiksen – Bent Jørgensen – Johnny Kondrup – Karsten Kynde – Philip Lavender – Margrét Eggertsdóttir – Anna Katharina Richter – Karen Skovgaard-Petersen) retain copyright over their respective articles.

Published with financial support from the Arnamagnæan Commission and Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.

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