Publications

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Books and Edited Collections

Cultural Legacies of Old Norse Literature: New Perspectives, edited by Christopher Crocker and Dustin Geeraert. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2022.

Disability in the medieval Nordic world, a special issue of the journal Mirator 20 (2) edited by Christopher Crocker, 2021.

Journal Articles

(with Eva Þórdís Ebenezarsdóttir, Sólveig Ólafsdóttir, Arndís Bergsdóttir, Haraldur Þór Hammer Haraldsson, Alice Bower, Yoav Tirosh, Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, and James G. Rice) “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Disability in Iceland (late 9th–early 20th century),” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research 24(1), 2022, pp.151–164. https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.868

“A note on the Old Norse-Icelandic verb at dreyma, “to dream”.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 121 (1), pp. 1–5. https://doi.org/10.5406/1945662X.121.1.01

(with Ármann Jakobsson) “The Lion, the Dream, and the Poet: Mental Illnesses in Norway’s Medieval Royal Court,” Disability in the medieval Nordic world, a special issue of the journal Mirator 20 (2) edited by Christopher Crocker, 2021, pp. 91–105.

“Narrating blindness and seeing ocularcentrism in Þorsteins saga hvíta,” Gripla 31, 2020, pp. 267–92. https://doi.org/10.33112/gripla.31.9

(with Ármann Jakobsson, Anna Katharina Heiniger, and Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir) “Disability before Disability: Mapping the Uncharted in the Medieval Sagas,” Scandinvian Studies 92(4), 2020, pp. 440–60. https://doi.org/10.5406/scanstud.92.4.0440

“What We Talk about When We Talk about Vínland: History, Whiteness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Early Norse Presence in Newfoundland,” Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes D’Histoire 55(1–2), 2020, pp. 91–122. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjh-2019-0028

Guardian of memory: Halldór Laxness, saga editor.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, Special Issue: The Modern Reception of the Medieval Fóstbræðra saga, ed. Dustin Geeraert, 26, 2019, pp. 110–31.

“Disability and dreams in the medieval Icelandic sagas,” Saga-Book 43, 2019, pp. 37–58. https://vsnr.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Saga-Book.XLIII_.pdf

The discourse of dreams in medieval Icelandic saga writing.” Scandia: Journal of Medieval Norse Studies 1, 2018, pp. 69–96.

“To Dream is to Bury: Dreaming of Death in Brennu-Njáls saga.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 114(2), 2015, pp. 261–91. http://doi.org/10.5406/jenglgermphil.114.2.0261

“Fear and loathing in Landeyjar: Hegelian Tragedy in Saga Iceland.” Viator 46(3), 2015, pp. 181–202. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.VIATOR.5.103506

“All I Do the Whole Night Through: On the Dreams of Gísli Súrsson.” Scandinavian Studies 84(2), 2012, pp. 143–62. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23343107

Anthology and Book chapters

“Once more, with fiction: Transforming myth in Gerður Kristný’s Blóðhófnir and the Eddic poem Skírnismál.” In Cultural Legacies of Old Norse Literature: New Perspectives, ed. Christopher Crocker and Dustin Geeraert. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2022, pp. 161–80. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv28m3gh8.16

(with Yoav Tirosh) “Health, Healing, and the Social Body in Medieval Iceland.” In Understanding Disability Throughout History: Interdisciplinary perspectives in Iceland from Settlement to 1936, ed. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir and James G. Rice. New York and London: Routledge, 2021, pp. 113–27. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003180180-7

(with Yoav Tirosh and Ármann Jakobsson) “Disability in Medieval Iceland: Some Methodological Concerns.” In Understanding Disability Throughout History: Interdisciplinary perspectives in Iceland from Settlement to 1936, ed. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir and James G. Rice. New York and London: Routledge, 2021, pp. 12–28. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003180180-1

“Even a henchman can dream: Dreaming at the margins in Brennu-Njáls saga.” In Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150–1400, ed. Ármann Jakobsson and Miriam Mayburd. Berlin: De Gruyter, Medieval Institute Publications, 2020, pp. 279–94. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781501513862-017

“Emotions.” In The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas, ed. Ármann Jakobsson and Sverrir Jakobsson. New York and London: Routledge, 2017, pp. 240–52. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315613628-20

Translations

(Icelandic to English)

Theodóra Thoroddsen and Jón Thoroddsen. Þulur and Flugur [Rigmarole and Flies], translated by Christopher Crocker with a Foreword by Ármann Jakobsson. Reykjavík: Kind Publishing, 2020.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Úr Flugum [From Flugur].” Jón á Bægisá 15, 2016, pp. 131–38.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Woman [Kvenmaður]” and “The Hat [Haturinn].” Alchemy 8, Summer 2015, pp. 5–6.

(with Elin Thordarson) Guttormur J. Guttormsson. Ten Plays – Tíu leikrit. Winnipeg: Kind publishing, 2015 [variously performed at the núna-now festival 2014 and 2015 in Arborg, Gimli and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and at the INL Convention 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia; used as a course text in ICEL 2200 and ICEL 4440 at the University of Manitoba].

Birna Bjarnadóttir. “Sýnir að heima [Visions from home],” in Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir and Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Audition (2008), Gjöf mín yðar hátign (2011), Stars (2011). Reykjavík: útúrdúr, 2014, pp. 16–25.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Frost á Grímsstöðum [It’s freezing in Grímsstaðir],” and “Örvæntingin[Despair].” K1N 4, 2013.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Hjónaband [Marriage],” “Ástarsaga [Love story],” and “Promeþevs (Brot) [Prometheus (fragments)].” Aldus 4, Spring 2013, pp. 32–39.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Sögubrot [A fragment].” The Icelandic Connection, Spring 2012.

Jón Thoroddsen. “Tjaldið fellur [Curtains!],” “Vita Nuova,” and “Pan.” Asymptote, January 2012.

(Old Icelandic to English)

Sigurður blind-i/-ur (‘the blind’), several verses (translated in collaboration with the author of the article), in Ármann Jakobsson. “The Homer of the North or: who was Sigurður the Blind?” European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 44, 2014, pp. 4–19. https://doi.org/10.1515/ejss-2014-0002

An excerpt [“Ívars þáttr Ingimundarsson”] from Morkinskinna (translated in collaboration with the authors of the article), in Linn Getz, Anna Luise Kirkengen, Hálfdan Pétursson, and Jóhann Ág. Sigurðsson. “The royal road to healing: a bit of a saga.” The BMJ 343, December 24–31, 2011, pp. 1312–13. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7826

Book reviews

Tim William Machan and Jón Karl Helgason (eds.). From Iceland to the Americas: Vinland and Historical Imagination.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 29, 2002.

“Sofia Lodén. French Romance, Medieval Sweden and the Europeanisation of Culture.” Medium Ævum 90 (2), 2021, pp. 366–67.

L.K. Bertram, The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 29, 2022.

“Gareth Lloyd Evans, Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Speculum 96(1), 2021, pp. 210–11. http://doi.org/10.1086/712189

Hjálmar Jónsson (Bólu-Hjálmar). Selected Poems, translated by David McDuff.” Scandinvian-Canadian Studies 27, 2020, pp. 185–87.

Jón Karl Helgason. Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 27, 2020, 165–68.

Other publications

(with Dustin Geeraert) “Introduction.” In Cultural Legacies of Old Norse Literature: New Perspectives, ed. Christopher Crocker and Dustin Geeraert. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2022, pp. 1–7. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv28m3gh8.8

Disability in the Medieval Nordic World: Foreword.Disability in the medieval Nordic world, a special issue of the journal Mirator 20 (2) edited by Christopher Crocker, 2021, pp. 2–4.

“Translator’s note.” In Theodóra Thoroddsen and Jón Thoroddsen. Þulur and Flugur [Rigmarole and Flies], translated by Christopher Crocker with a Foreword by Ármann Jakobsson. Reykjavík: Kind Publishing, 2020, pp. 11–12.

“Verndari minnisins: Snæfríður Íslandssól in Halldór Laxness’ Iceland’s Bell,” The Icelandic Connection, Spring 2010, pp. 18–25.

(with Dustin Geeraert) “Reykjavík as a Viking-age Quarry” [A review of the 2010 Páll Guðmundsson memorial lecture, Mjöll Snæsdóttir’s “Archaeology of Viking Age Reykjavík” on January 19, 2010], Lögberg-Heimskringla 4, 2010.

“William Faulkner, I Hope You’ve Found a Warm Bed Inside of my Head,” Grain Magazine 35(2), 2007.