Constructing Space

In this strand work will be presented which directly concerns itself with the conference’s main theme of ‘Sagas and Space’. Here belong investigations of the construction of space as a key element of narration and representation, that is, of how space is conceptualised and depicted, in diverse Old Norse genres and traditions. As already mentioned above, such spaces may be concrete or abstract, and they may refer to various different dimensions of these representations. Possible foci of discussion could include spaces, places, locations, landscapes; the process of mapping, in all its facets, could be explored, for instance. Both theoretical-methodological work and case studies are welcome in this strand.


University of Zurich
Deutsches Seminar
Abt. für Nordische Philologie
Schönberggasse 9
8001 Zurich

University of Basel
Seminar für Nordistik
Nadelberg 6
4051 Basel


Jürg Glauser
Tel +41(0)44 634 25 12

Klaus Müller-Wille
Tel+41(0)44 634 25 50

Sarah Künzler
Tel +41(0)44 634 25 14

Matthias Hauck
Tel +41(0)61 267 34 38

Conference phone
+41 (0)77 401 28 70