English

Full name: Hjalti Snær Ægisson

Phone number: +354 848 6063

E-mail address: hsae-[at]-hi.is

Date of birth: October 11 1981

Place of birth: Reykjavík

Education

  • B.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, June 2005.

Supervisor: Ástráður Eysteinsson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Í þessu ljóði: sjálfsmeðvitund og skáldveruleiki í íslenskum ljóðum (In this poem: metafictional self-awareness in Icelandic poetry)

  • M.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, October 2009.

Supervisor: Gottskálk Jensson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Til komi þitt ríki: stjórnspekihugmyndir í Paradiso eftir Dante Alighieri (Thy Kingdom Come: the political ideas of Paradiso by Dante Alighieri)

Teaching Experience

  • Setbergsskóli and Öldutúnsskóli elementary schools, winter 2001-2002 (substitute teacher).
  • Literary Essays 05.00.04, University of Iceland, spring 2006 (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History 05.00.03, University of Iceland, spring 2008
    (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2009
    (assistant teacher).
  • The Star of Love over Steeple Rock (Icelandic Romantic Poetry) GSS615G and GSF804G, University of Iceland, spring 2009 (course supervisor).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Film History KVI210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2010 (team teaching)
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (assistant teacher).
  • The Divine Comedy ABF227G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2011 (team teaching)

Related Professional Experience

  • Manager of the biannual Reykjavík International Literary Festival (Bókmenntahátíð í Reykjavík), 2007 and 2009.
  • Literary critic at RÚV (Iceland’s National Radio), fall 2005, 2008 and 2010.
  • Assistant editing and proofreading at Edda publishing house, Reykjavík, 2005.
  • Founder and supervisor of regional quiz-shows for elementary school children: Nema hvað? (Reykjavík, 2002-2006) and Veistu svarið? (Hafnarfjörður, 2009-2010).
  • Founder and supervisor of Framför, reading circle of Library of Hafnarfjörður, since 2005.
  • Organizer of symposiums: “Bound to Cross the Line”, a seminar on contemporary translations of Icelandic literature (Reykjavík, September 15 2007) and “Dante in a New Century”, a seminar on Dante Alighieri (Reykjavík, October 23 2010).

Publications and Presentations

  • Í hendi guðs (Come Dio comanda), a novel by Niccolò Ammaniti. Published by Bjartur Publishing, 2008 (translator).
  • Birtan í húminu (The Dusk Light), a bilingual selection of contemporary Canadian poetry, translated into Icelandic. Published in association with the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, 2009 (editor).
  • Einmana prímtölur (La solitudine dei numeri primi), a novel by Paolo Giordano. Published by Bjartur Publishing 2010 (translator).
  • „Að skilja undraljós“, a collection of articles on writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888-1974). Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2010 (editor).
  • Sýnisbók heimsbókmennta, an anthology of western literature from ancient Egypt to Flaubert [2nd. edition]. Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2011 (editor and translator of chosen cantos from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri).
  • Bréfaskipti Gríms Thomsens og Brynjólfs Péturssonar, a diplomatic text edition of all preserved letters between poet Grímur Thomsen (1820-1896) and diplomat Brynjólfur Pétursson (1810-1851). To be published by Sögufélagið (The Historical Society of Iceland), fall 2011 (editor).

Languages

  • Icelandic (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • Danish/Swedish/Norwegian (proficient)
  • French (working knowledge)

Full name: Hjalti Snær Ægisson

Phone number: +354 848 6063

E-mail address: hsae-[at]-hi.is

Date of birth: October 11 1981

Place of birth: Reykjavík

Education

  • B.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, June 2005.

Supervisor: Ástráður Eysteinsson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Í þessu ljóði: sjálfsmeðvitund og skáldveruleiki í íslenskum ljóðum (In this poem: metafictional self-awareness in Icelandic poetry)

  • M.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, October 2009.

Supervisor: Gottskálk Jensson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Til komi þitt ríki: stjórnspekihugmyndir í Paradiso eftir Dante Alighieri (Thy Kingdom Come: the political ideas of Paradiso by Dante Alighieri)

  • European Diploma for Medieval Studies (Diplôme européen d'études médiévales). FIDEM (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales), September 2012.

Thesis title: Paduan exemplarity: a study of Sicco Polenton's Liber exemplorum.

Teaching Experience

  • Setbergsskóli and Öldutúnsskóli elementary schools, winter 2001-2002 (substitute teacher).
  • Literary Essays 05.00.04, University of Iceland, spring 2006 (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History 05.00.03, University of Iceland, spring 2008
    (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2009
    (assistant teacher).
  • The Star of Love over Steeple Rock (Icelandic Romantic Poetry) GSS615G and GSF804G, University of Iceland, spring 2009 (course supervisor).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Film History KVI210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2010 (team teaching)
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (assistant teacher).
  • The Divine Comedy ABF227G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2011 (team teaching)

Related Professional Experience

  • Manager of the biannual Reykjavík International Literary Festival (Bókmenntahátíð í Reykjavík), 2007 and 2009.
  • Literary critic at RÚV (Iceland’s National Radio), fall 2005, 2008 and 2010.
  • Assistant editing and proofreading at Edda publishing house, Reykjavík, 2005.
  • Founder and supervisor of regional quiz-shows for elementary school children: Nema hvað? (Reykjavík, 2002-2006) and Veistu svarið? (Hafnarfjörður, 2009-2010).
  • Founder and supervisor of Framför, reading circle of Library of Hafnarfjörður, since 2005.
  • Organizer of symposiums: “Bound to Cross the Line”, a seminar on contemporary translations of Icelandic literature (Reykjavík, September 15 2007) and “Dante in a New Century”, a seminar on Dante Alighieri (Reykjavík, October 23 2010).

Publications and Presentations

  • Í hendi guðs (Come Dio comanda), a novel by Niccolò Ammaniti. Published by Bjartur Publishing, 2008 (translator).
  • Birtan í húminu (The Dusk Light), a bilingual selection of contemporary Canadian poetry, translated into Icelandic. Published in association with the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, 2009 (editor).
  • Einmana prímtölur (La solitudine dei numeri primi), a novel by Paolo Giordano. Published by Bjartur Publishing 2010 (translator).
  • „Að skilja undraljós“, a collection of articles on writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888-1974). Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2010 (editor).
  • Sýnisbók heimsbókmennta, an anthology of western literature from ancient Egypt to Flaubert [2nd. edition]. Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2011 (editor and translator of chosen cantos from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri).
  • Ekkert nýtt nema veröldin, a diplomatic text edition of all preserved letters between poet Grímur Thomsen (1820-1896) and diplomat Brynjólfur Pétursson (1810-1851). Published by Sögufélagið (The Historical Society of Iceland), 2011 (editor).

Languages

  • Icelandic (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • Danish/Swedish/Norwegian (proficient)
  • French (working knowledge)

Full name: Hjalti Snær Ægisson

Phone number: +354 848 6063

E-mail address: hsae-[at]-hi.is

Date of birth: October 11 1981

Place of birth: Reykjavík

Education

  • B.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, June 2005.

Supervisor: Ástráður Eysteinsson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Í þessu ljóði: sjálfsmeðvitund og skáldveruleiki í íslenskum ljóðum (In this poem: metafictional self-awareness in Icelandic poetry)

  • M.A. degree, Comparative Literature. University of Iceland, October 2009.

Supervisor: Gottskálk Jensson, Ph.D.

Thesis title: Til komi þitt ríki: stjórnspekihugmyndir í Paradiso eftir Dante Alighieri (Thy Kingdom Come: the political ideas of Paradiso by Dante Alighieri)

Teaching Experience

  • Setbergsskóli and Öldutúnsskóli elementary schools, winter 2001-2002 (substitute teacher).
  • Literary Essays 05.00.04, University of Iceland, spring 2006 (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History 05.00.03, University of Iceland, spring 2008
    (assistant teacher).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2009
    (assistant teacher).
  • The Star of Love over Steeple Rock (Icelandic Romantic Poetry) GSS615G and GSF804G, University of Iceland, spring 2009 (course supervisor).
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Film History KVI210G, University of Iceland, spring 2010 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2010 (team teaching)
  • Literary History ABF210G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (assistant teacher).
  • The Divine Comedy ABF227G, University of Iceland, spring 2011 (course supervisor).
  • Cultural Worlds (TÁK204G), University of Iceland, spring 2011 (team teaching)

Related Professional Experience

  • Manager of the biannual Reykjavík International Literary Festival (Bókmenntahátíð í Reykjavík), 2007 and 2009.
  • Literary critic at RÚV (Iceland’s National Radio), fall 2005, 2008 and 2010.
  • Assistant editing and proofreading at Edda publishing house, Reykjavík, 2005.
  • Founder and supervisor of regional quiz-shows for elementary school children: Nema hvað? (Reykjavík, 2002-2006) and Veistu svarið? (Hafnarfjörður, 2009-2010).
  • Founder and supervisor of Framför, reading circle of Library of Hafnarfjörður, since 2005.
  • Organizer of symposiums: “Bound to Cross the Line”, a seminar on contemporary translations of Icelandic literature (Reykjavík, September 15 2007) and “Dante in a New Century”, a seminar on Dante Alighieri (Reykjavík, October 23 2010).

Publications and Presentations

  • Í hendi guðs (Come Dio comanda), a novel by Niccolò Ammaniti. Published by Bjartur Publishing, 2008 (translator).
  • Birtan í húminu (The Dusk Light), a bilingual selection of contemporary Canadian poetry, translated into Icelandic. Published in association with the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, 2009 (editor).
  • Einmana prímtölur (La solitudine dei numeri primi), a novel by Paolo Giordano. Published by Bjartur Publishing 2010 (translator).
  • „Að skilja undraljós“, a collection of articles on writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888-1974). Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2010 (editor).
  • Sýnisbók heimsbókmennta, an anthology of western literature from ancient Egypt to Flaubert [2nd. edition]. Published by Háskólaútgáfan (The University Press), 2011 (editor and translator of chosen cantos from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri).
  • Bréfaskipti Gríms Thomsens og Brynjólfs Péturssonar, a diplomatic text edition of all preserved letters between poet Grímur Thomsen (1820-1896) and diplomat Brynjólfur Pétursson (1810-1851). To be published by Sögufélagið (The Historical Society of Iceland), fall 2011 (editor).

Languages

  • Icelandic (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • Danish/Swedish/Norwegian (proficient)
  • French (working knowledge)