Wayward Warriors: The Viking Motif in Swedish and English Children’s Literature

@article{Sundmark2014WaywardWT,
  title={Wayward Warriors: The Viking Motif in Swedish and English Children’s Literature},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Sundmark},
  journal={Children's Literature in Education},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={197-210}
}
In this article the Viking motif in children’s literature is explored—from its roots in (adult) nationalist and antiquarian discourse, over pedagogical and historical texts for children, to the eventual diversification (or dissolution) of the motif into different genres and forms. The focus is on Swedish Viking narratives, but points of comparison are established with Viking children’s literature in the English-speaking world. Differences and similarities are pointed out, but more importantly… Expand

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