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Dr of Viking StudiesI got interviewed by the friendly and thoroughly awesome people over at Paper Tape Magazine!!!! Whoohoo!  I believe this is my first interview (although I was supposed to be interviewed by one of our student tutors when I was a visiting professor at Gustavus… and I totally forgot about it). I hope I didn’t get too rambling for them–wrote my answers during a pretty stressful bit of the end of Spring semester. Anyway, check the interview out yourself and then check out a bunch of their other stories, essays, artwork, reviews, etc. I haven’t had time to read more than a few things, but I think you can take this original take on the Tooth Fairy, and this short essay on a pilgrimage to the Jewish quarter in Prague as representative of the magazine, and certainly very enjoyable in their own right. Looking forward to seeing this magazine keep growing in the future!

A quick edit for the interview which I forgot to send their way–I say “saga authors” in my answer to one of the questions, but of course, we can’t speak of an “author” in the same way we are accustomed to in our “print culture.” The exact nature of the balance between oral sources, other literary sources, and the personal contribution of any one (or several) personalities in the creation of any particular saga is an open question–unfortunately, I seem to have a habit of defaulting to the term “author” when I’m speaking off-hand…

Oh, and the interview was a couple months back, so a bit out of date re: my art–I’ve been able to get a couple more pictures up on DA now, and while I’ve put off my “saga scenes” idea, I do seem to have the beginnings of a series of Tomte/Fox pictures, as I mention in this post. Will hopefully come back to that again soon.

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