Markéta Podolská

I am a PhD student at the Department of Germanic Studies, the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. I specialise in the unusual reception of the continental knightly epic in Scandinavia. I studied German and Norwegian at the same faculty and have been translating from Norwegian, Icelandic and Old Norse. I am also interested in Old Norse runic inscriptions and medieval fashion.

For the current project, I will edit the Bærings saga from 14th century Iceland, one of the “secondary chivalric sagas”, narratives based on various motifs from the Old Norse tradition and from the translated knightly epic. The text is preserved in four medieval manuscripts (AM 180 b fol 8v-19v, AM 574 4° 1r-7v, AM 580 4° 2r-11r, and the fragment AM 567 II 4° 6r-6v) and in 53 later ones. My edition will be based on the four oldest manuscripts from the 14th and 15th centuries. Bærings saga has been edited only once, in 1884, and the edition does not satisfy modern standards.