Independent scholar, retired high school English teacher. Interests include saga studies, Medieval Icelandic history & literature. Hopeful applicant to University of Iceland’s VMNS program.
…ly, thus providing essential texts and finding aids for the Latin sections. I analyse the interaction of the Latin with the Old Norse texts. By relating them to the production, dissemination and use of manuscripts by people from different social backgrounds, I hope to give a deep insight into the European literacy of medieval Icelanders and Norwegians in the time span ca. 1100 – ca. 1500. INVISIBILIA focuses on the manuscripts held in the Arnamagnaean Collections in Copenhagen (UCPH) and Reykjavik (SAM), which represent approx. 90 % of the total number of Old Norse codices. Any exemplar containing both Old Norse and Latin as clea…
My current research focuses on Old Norse/Latin bilingualism in medieval manuscripts. The project is funded by the European Commission through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020). Its title is “Tracing the Invisible. Old Norse and Latin in medieval manuscripts” with the acronym INVISIBILIA. Before that, I was a member of the project “From manuscript fragments to book history” at the University of Bergen. This project was funded by Bergen Research Foundation (BFS). There, I was working on office lectionaries, which from Norway are only preserved in fragmentary form, and the Nidaros Ordinal in its various preserved form. This work is still going on. Other research activities cover sermon preaching in medieval Iceland and Norway, fourteenth-century Skálholt as a cultural hub the distribution and use of Peter Comestor’s Historia scholastica in the North, and Grimr Holmsteinsson’s Jóns saga baptista II.
I am a medievalist specializing in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse literatures and languages and have taught on topics ranging from medieval and early modern lit to world mythologies, environmental lit, critical theory, and the literature of death and dying. My research focuses on representations of space and the environment in Anglo-Saxon poetry, as well as on death in medieval Icelandic texts. Currently, I am an Acquisitions Editor for Medieval Institute Publications at Kalamazoo, Arc-Humanities Press, and Amsterdam University Press, seeking projects for the following series: Places and Spaces, Medieval to Modern Richard Rawlinson Center Series in Anglo-Saxon Studies Environmental Humanities in Pre-Modern Cultures Medieval Media Cultures Teaching the Middle Ages New Queer Medievalisms
I study medieval English and Icelandic literature and manuscript culture, in particular annotation practices.
…Ph.D., 2016, University of Virginia, History of Art & Architecture
M.A., 2014, University of Iceland, Medieval Icelandic Studies
M.A., 2011, University of Virginia, History of Art & Architecture
B.A., 2008, Allegheny College, History & Art History…
- 2018–2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- 2016–2018: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- 2014–2016: Visiting Researcher, University of Kent (UK)
- 2011–2012: Seminar Leader, University of Leeds (UK)
- 2011–2013: SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, University of Leeds (UK)
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
- Old Norse literature
- Manuscripts, history of the book, editing, and relationships between old and new media (including Digital Humanities)
- Medieval English literature
- Marginal(ized) literature beyond the confines of the canon
- Early Modern literature and afterlives of medieval texts
I am a PhD Candidate in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Adelaide Australia. My research focuses on cultural memory, historical narrative, and Anglo-Scandinavian acculturation in the tenth-thirteenth centuries, with a particular focus on the history of early medieval England as portrayed in the sagas of Icelanders.
I am a principal investigator of the research project (Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre, PRELUDIUM 14 / research project entitled: Dissemination of the Latin Conceptual Metaphors in the Old Norse-Icelandic literature as a Cognitive Manifestation of Christianization and Europeanization of the Mediaeval Scandinavia) carried out in the Institute of History at the University of Silesia in Katowice.