Old Norse-Icelandic Studies

Professor Geraldine Barnes McCaughey Professor of English Language and Early English Literature; (Old Norse-Icelandic medieval romance (riddarasögur), the post-medieval history of the concept of Vinland and the Viking presence in America); see also under Middle English Studies and Medievalism.

Emeritus Professor Margaret Clunies Ross; Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and poetics; Old Icelandic treatises on poetry, especially the Edda of Snorri Sturluson; the reception of Old Norse poetry after the Middle Ages); see also under Medievalism.

Currently holds 3-year ARC Discovery Grant, ‘Pre-Christian Religions of the North’. Current research projects: (with international team) preparation of a new edition of the corpus of Old Norse skaldic poetry; research and writing of a book on Old Norse poetry; reception of Old Norse myth and religion from the Niddle Ages to modern times.
Recent and forthcoming publications:
Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages. Volume VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects Parts 1 and 2. Turnhout: Brepols 2007
The Cambridge Introduction to The Old Norse-Icelandic Saga. Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press. 2010
A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics. Paperback edition, August 2011. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.