The Cold Counsel
The Women in Old Norse Literature and Myth
Edited by Sarah M. Anderson, Karen Swenson
Published December 21st 2001 by Routledge – 300 pages
Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval Iceland.
Sarah M. Anderson teaches in the Department of English at Princeton University, and Karen Swenson teaches at Virginia Tech University.