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On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto (2016)
Book Chapter
Arnold, M. (2016). On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: formations to transformations, 14-29. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137465047

This essay assesses the extent to which Old Norse tradition provided the basis for a subspecies of literary horror. It focuses on those formations and interpretations of Old Norse Literature as it came gradually to light from the sixteenth century on... Read More about On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto.

Imagining Vínland : George Mackay Brown and the literature of the New World (2013)
Journal Article
Arnold, M. (2013). Imagining Vínland : George Mackay Brown and the literature of the New World. Journal of the North Atlantic, Special volume 4, 199-206. https://doi.org/10.3721/037.004.sp404

This essay looks at George Mackay Brown's novel of 1992, Vinland, in the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century “foundation myth” literature inspired by the Viking discovery of North America as originally recounted in medieval Icelandic sagas.... Read More about Imagining Vínland : George Mackay Brown and the literature of the New World.


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