This volume in the series Studies in Old Norse Literature brings together scholars from all career stages to demonstrate the usefulness of Masculinity Studies to Old Norse-Icelandic literature broadly defined. Evans and Hancock's joint introduction (pp. 1–18) provides an excellent overview of Masculinity Studies and a clear and efficient framework for understanding the volume's essays, which are organized in three four-chapter sections. The first section, “Becoming Masculine,” is further divided into two topics: childhood development and female masculinities, both of which explore masculinities in bodies which are not usually considered masculine. Oren Falk's contribution (pp. 21–35) explores preadult gender identities and the earliest stages of constructing masculinity in the sagas. Matthew Roby's contribution (pp. 37–57) focuses on the trope of the temporary troll lover in legendary sagas as an illustration of attitudes around pre- and extramarital sex for boys and men in the transition between youth and adulthood. Evans's chapter...

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