Supplementary Materials for Sigurd the Volsung

Later Criticism/Bibliography

Anderson, George K., ed., The Volsung Saga (Providence, R. I.: Brown University), n. d., n. p.

Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard, 1940. [portal page to pdfs]; "Sigurd the Volsung," pp. 233-67. Also see headnote, "Manuscripts and Revisions."

"Sigurd the Volsung," 233-67.

Balch, Dennis, "'The Lovers of Gudrun,' Sigurd the Volsung, and The House of the Wolfings: Three Chapters in a Tale of the Individual and the Tribe," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, ed. John Hollow. Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1978. [pdf format]

Blench, J. W., "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung: A Re-appraisal, " The Durham University Journal, OS 41 (1968), NS 30 (1968).

Boos, Florence. “'The Banners of the Spring to Be’: The Dialectical Pattern of Morris’s Later Poetry.” English Studies 81 (2000): 1-27.

Cumming, Mark, "The Structure of Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 21 (Winter 1983), 403-14.

Dentith, Simon. Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge UP, pp. 71-83.

Dentith, Simon. Morris, ''The Great Story of the North,' and the Barbaric Past." Journal of Victorian Culture 14.2 (2009).

Ennis, Jane, "The Role of Grimhild in Sigurd the Volsung." JWMS 8.3 (Autumn 1989): 13-23.

Ennis, Jane, "Imagery of Gold in Sigurd the Volsung." JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 20-26.

Frith, Richard, "The Worship of Courage: William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung and Victorian Medievalism." Beyond Arthurian Romances: the Reach of Victorian Medievalism, eds. Jennifer A. Palmgren and Lorretta M. Holloway. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 117-32.

Gray, Donald J. "Arthur, Roland, Empedocles, Sigurd, and the Despair of Heroes in Victorian "Imagery of Gold in Sigurd the Volsung." Jane Ennis, 20-26. Poetry," Boston University Studies in English 5 (spring 1961), 1-17.

Guzman, Robert W., ed., William Morris, trans., Volsung Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (New York: Collier, 1962).

Hoare, Dorothy, The Works of Morris and Yeats in Relation to Early Saga Literature (Cambridge: University Press, 1937).

Hollow, John, ed., "An Introduction: Sinfiotli," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977, 2-12.

Kierstead, Christopher. Victorian Poetry, Europe, and the Challenge of Cosmopolitanism. Ohio State University Press, 2011, 143-177. [pdf] Chapter 6: "Affinity vs. Isolation: Cosmopolitanism and the Racial Dynamics of Morris's Europe."

Leiblein, Emil. Prinzipien und Andwendung des Stabreims in W. Morris' "Sigurd the Volsung." Amorbach: Gottlob Volkhardsche Druckerei, 1913. [pdf]

Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76."Diss., University of Michigan, 1933. - Scan of accessible pdf files.

Chapter 3.6 Sigurd the Volsung 276-326[pdf]

Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and Scandinavian Literature: A Bibiographical Essay." Scandinavian Studies and Notes, January 1, 1933, 93-105.

Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the Heimskringla." Scandinavian Studies and Notes 14.3 (1936), 33-39.

Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the 'Literary' Tradition." Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review 53 (1946), 48-55.

Lowe, Luella, "William Morris' Mythological Adaptations in Sigurd the Volsung," M.A. Thesis University of Iowa, 1941.

Magnusson, Eirikr and William Morris, trans., The Story of the Volsungs (London: WaIter Scott, 1888), pp. 105-107.

McDowell, George Tremaine. "The Treatment of the Volsunga Saga by William Morris." Scandinavian Studies 7 (February 1923), 151-68.

Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, ed. John Hollow. Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977, 71-87.

Morris, May, ed. and intro. The Collected Works of William Morris. Vol. 12: Sigurd the Volsung. London: Longmans, 1911.

O'Donoghue, Heather. English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Silver, Carole, The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, 111-119.

Sossaman, Stephen, "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung and the Pre-Raphaelite Visual Aesthetic," Pre-Raphaelite Review, 1 (May, 1978), 81-90.

Spatt, Hartley, "Morrissaga: Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]

Tompkins, J. M. S. "Sigurd the Volsung," in William Morris: An Approach to the Poetry. London: Cecil Woolf, 1988, 228-275.

Tucker, Herbert, "All for the Tale: The Epic Macropoetics of Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 373-394.

Tucker, Herbert. Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790-1910. Oxford University Press, 2008. Discusses Sigurd the Volsung, pp.

Ugolnik, Anthony. "The Victorian Skald: Old Icelandic and the Evolution of William Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, ed. John Hollow. Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]

Van Doorn, Willem. Theory and Practice of English Narrative Verse Since 1833. Amsterdam: N. V. de Arbeiderspers, 1932; reprinted Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft, 1770, 62-81.