Concordance to the Proverbs and Proverbial Materials in the Old Icelandic Sagas

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1. A Concordance to the Proverbs and Proverbial Materials of the Old Icelandic Sagas: an Introduction.
Presented at a Meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, Winnipeg, 1 June 2004 .

2. Available in Proverbium 18 2001, 149-166, in a revised and expanded version, The Literary Use of Proverbs in Njáls saga, is included here in its earlier conference paper format, as presented for CMRS, St. Louis University, at the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 6 May 2001.

3. The Proverbs of Vatnsdœla saga, the Sword of Jokull and the Fate of Grettir: Examining an Instance of Conscious Intertextuality in Grettis saga.  
Presented at the 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2002.   Published in The Hero Recovered: Essays in Honor of George Clark, ed. James Weldon and Robin Waugh, MIP, 2011, pp. 150-170, as
"The Proverbs of Vatnsdœla saga and the Sword of Jökull: the Oral Backgrounds of Grettir Ásmundarson’s Flawed Heroism".

4. Some Uses of the Apophthegmatic Scene in the Old Icelandic Sagas.   
Presented for CMRS, St. Louis University, at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2004.

5. Mér þykkir þar heimskum manni at duga, sem þú ert.” Paremiological Sub-categories and the Íslendingasögur; Some Applications of the Concordance to the Proverbs and Proverbial Materials in the Old Icelandic Sagas.  
Presented at a Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada, Winnipeg, presented 30 May 2004.  Published in significantly revised form in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 16 2005-6, 28-54. Can be accessed at
http://lettuce.tapor.uvic.ca/cocoon/journals/scancan/article.htm?id=harris_1_16

6. The Proverbs of Morkinskinna. A Preliminary Survey.
Presented for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.  Kalamazoo, 10 May 2007.

7. “(opt) eru köld kvenna ráð”–a Critically Popular Old Icelandic Proverb and Its Uses in the Íslendingasögur and Elsewhere.
Presented at a Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada, Saskatoon, 27 May 2007.

8. “To his friend a man should be a friend.” Some Literary Uses of Proverbs of Friendship and Enmity in the Old Icelandic Sagas.
Presented at a Meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, Sasktoon, 29 May 2007.

9. Proverbs in Saxo and in the Sagas.
Presented at a Meeting of The Medieval Academy of America, Vancouver, 4 April 2008.

10. Phraseological Approaches to the Composition of Sverris saga.
Presented for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, at the 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 10 May 2008

11. Proverbs, Proverbial Allusion, and the Point of the Sagas.
Presented at The Third North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies, [Norsestock 3] Cornell University, 17 May 2008

12.  Proverbs and the Rhetoric of Feud in the Old Icelandic Sagas.
Presented at a Meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, Vancouver, 2 June 2008.

13. Proverbial Allusions in Sverris saga and in Fóstbrœðra saga: Some Considerations.
Presented at a Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada, Vancouver, 3 June 2008.

14. On the paroemiological conundrums of Sturlubók chapter 142: earth-lice and hair on the tongue!
Presented at The 4th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 4] Cornell University, 30 May 2009.

15. Some Paroemial Usages of Ignoble Heathens in Grettla and in Fóstbrœðra saga.
Presented at the International Medieval Congress, Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds, 13 July 2009.

16. The Phraseological Matrix of the Völsung-Niflung Cycle.
Presented at The 14th International Saga Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, August 2009.

17.  Friendship in the Literature of Medieval Iceland: the Evidence of the Proverbs.
Presented as a keynote address at The Fictional North, a conference at The University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, 30 March - 1 April, 2010.

18.  “Jafnan segir in ríkri ráð.” and the Point of Fóstbrœðra saga.    
Presented at The 5th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 5] Cornell University, June 2010.

19. On the Paroemial Delineation of Character in Grettis saga.
Presented at The 6th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 6] Cornell University, June 2011.

20.  Víga-Glúms saga and the Ofsi of Godless Men.
Presented at The 7th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 7] Cornell University, June 2012.

21.   . . . við it fyrsta högg: Some Thoughts on the Episode of Ámundi the Blind in Brennu-Njáls saga.
Presented at The Old Norse Discussion Group, MLA, 3 January, 2013.

22.   In the Beginning was the Proverb: Communal Wisdom and Individual Deed in the Íslendingasögur.
Presented at The 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 9 May 2013.

23.  A Topical Index to the Íslendingasögur: Early Adumbrations.
Presented at The 8th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 8] Cornell University, 31 May 2013.

24.  On the Decline of Paroemial Cognitive Patterning in Some Later Sagas.
To be presented at The Old Norse Discussion Group, MLA, 10 January 2014: Session 407. The Neglected Sagas.

25. Paroemial Cognitive Patterning in the Medieval North: Edda, Beowulf, and Saxo.
To be presented at The 9th Annual Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies [Norsestock 8] Cornell University, May 2014.