About

ACADEMIC POSITION

University of Iceland
2018           Visiting Professor Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
From 2017  Professor in Comparative Literature
From 2017  Vice-Chair of the Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts
2012-2014  Chair of Programme in Comparative Literature
2014-2017  Associate Professor in Comparative Literature
2012-2014  Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature
2011-2012  Research Fellow (and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge)

International Arthurian Society, Nordic Branch
From 2016  President
2012-2016  Treasurer / Secretary (and board member)


CURRENT PROJECTS

Charlemagne in the Norse and Celtic Worlds – I am collaborating with Helen Fulton on a volume on the legend of Charlemagne within the Celtic and Norse linguistic realm.  The edition forms part of an international research project on 'Charlemagne: A European Icon' led by Marianne Ailes, which includes a series of volumes on the European reception of Charlemagne (to be published in the Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures series) and which recently was awarded International Network Funding from the Leverhulme Trust.

Companion to Old Norse Literary Genre – I am currently co-editing a collection of essays on Old Norse genre with Carolyne Larrington and Massimiliano Bampi to be published in the series Studies in Old Norse Literature with Boydell & Brewer.


SELECTED HONOURS AND AWARDS

University of Edinburgh, UK
Northern Scholars Lecturer 2016 (see here)

University of Bristol, UK
Visiting Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Studies and The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (Oct 2015)

The Icelandic Research Fund (The Icelandic Centre for Research)
Project Leader for Research Project 'Voice and Emotion in Medieval Literature' (2013-2016)

University of Cambridge, UK
Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Honourary Research Associate in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic (2011)

Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK
Mellon Fellowship for Research in original sources in the Humanities (2005)