World Light - World Song

The town of Ísafjörður.
The town of Ísafjörður.
9.30 Chris Crocker: "Falin rifa í tjaldinu: On the Medieval Dialogic in Early Icelandic Literature".


10.00 Ingi Björn Guðnason: ""Reading poetry is deadly" - On Words, Nature and Society in Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson".


10.30 Andrew McGillivray: "The Poetics of World Light".


11.00 Refreshments.


11.30 Becky Forsythe: "World Light in the Sky of Obscure Beauty".


12.00 Elin Thordarson: "The Tragic Poet, the Comic Tramp: Approaching the Essential in City Lights & World Light".


12.30 Lunch.


The poet Halla Eyjólfsdóttir. Photo: Ljósmyndasafn Ísafjarðar.
The poet Halla Eyjólfsdóttir. Photo: Ljósmyndasafn Ísafjarðar.
20.30 - 22.00 Evening concert in Hamrar, featuring music by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns, performed by Ingunn Ósk Sturludóttir, mezzosoprano and Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson, tenor, accompanied by pianist Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir.


Information, prices etc.
The symposium is free of charge to all participants.
All participants are welcome to have lunch as well as dinner together with the lecturers and performers, but please note that both meals are at your own expense.
Lunch: A light meal will be served at restaurant Við Pollinn at the Hótel Ísafjörður, 5 mins‘ walk from Hamrar.
Dinner: A seafood buffet will be served in the Tjöruhús restaurant in Ísafjörður (Westfjords Heritage Museum).
Evening Concert, entrance fee: ISK 1.500. Tickets will be sold at Hamrar.