Bad Beef and Mad Cow Disease in Bósa saga ok Herrauðs

  title={Bad Beef and Mad Cow Disease in B{\'o}sa saga ok Herrauðs},
  author={Jonathan Y. H. Hui},
  journal={Scandinavian Studies},
  pages={461 - 484}
the fourteenthcentury fornaldarsaga Bósa saga ok Herrauðs is unique in the corpus of medieval icelandic saga literature on account of several outrageously flamboyant elements. Studies have been devoted to the saga’s use of runes (thompson 1978), its colorful curses (Lozzi Gallo 2004), and its explicitly pornographic setplays (Renaud 1996). the runes and fabliauxinspired pornographic scenes are both unique in saga literature, while the curses are exaggerated beyond all seriousness. this… Expand