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Egeler, Matthias (2017): Icelandic Folklore, Landscape Theory, and Levity: The Seyðisfjörður Dwarf-Stone. In: RNM Newsletter, No. 12-13(2016/2017): pp. 8-18
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This paper discusses the relationship between a folk tale about the Dvergasteinn [‘Dwarf-Stone’] on the fjord of Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland and the details of the tale’s landscape setting. It argues that storytelling for storytelling’s sake might have been neglected in current theorising on the conceptualisation and narrative use of landscape. This, as well as the intensity with which landscape is used in Iceland for the construction of narratives, might also affect the use of place-lore for retrospective approaches