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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035

1. Contents (DW)
2. General Introduction (MCR)
3. Volume Editor’s Preface and Acknowledgements (DW)
4. General Abbreviations (DW)
5. Sigla used in this volume (TW)
6. Technical Terms in this volume (DW)
7. Contributors (DW)
8. Volume Introduction (DW)
-. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: The Corpus
A. Bibliography (HB)
B. Index of First Lines (TW)
C. Indices of Names and Terms (DW)
X. Changes and corrections since printing

(Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035 > 7. Contributors)

7. Contributors (DW)

Jayne Carroll is Director of the Institute for Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham. She has written articles on English place-names, Old English and Old Norse poetry, and (with David N. Parsons) Anglo-Saxon Mint Names I (Nottingham, 2007), the first part of a three-volume study.

Margaret Clunies Ross is an Emeritus Professor of English and Honorary Professor in the Medieval and Early Modern Centre of the University of Sydney. She is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. Among her recent publications are A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics (Cambridge, 2005, paperback 2011) and The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga (Cambridge, 2010). She is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages and Volume Editor of SkP VII and VIII.

Alison Finlay is Professor of Medieval English and Icelandic Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her publications include Fagrskinna: A Catalogue of the Kings of Norway (Leiden and Boston, 2004) and (with Anthony Faulkes) Heimskringla I: From the Beginnings to Óláfr Tryggvason (London, 2011).

R. D. Fulk is Class of 1964 Chancellor’s Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. Among his recent publications are An Introduction to Middle English (Peterborough, Ont., 2012), (with Stefan Jurasinski) The Old English Canons of Theodore (Oxford, 2012), (with Richard M. Hogg) A Grammar of Old English, Vol. 2: Morphology (Chichester, 2011), The Beowulf Manuscript: Complete Texts and The Fight at Finnsburg (Cambridge, Mass., 2010), and (with Robert E. Bjork and John D. Niles) Klaeber’s Beowulf and The Fight at Finnsburg (Toronto, 2008). He is currently at work on a comparative grammar of the early Germanic languages.

Kari Ellen Gade is Professor of Germanic Studies and Adjunct Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of The Structure of Old Norse Dróttkvætt Poetry (Ithaca and London, 1995) and (with Theodore M. Andersson) Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157) (Ithaca and London, 2000). Her research interests are in Old Norse language, literature, culture and history, together with Germanic philology and metrics. She is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages and Volume Editor of SkP II and (with Edith Marold) SkP III.

Wilhelm Heizmann is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. His research and teaching interests are in the fields of Old Norse-Icelandic literature, Germanic mythology and religion, Germanic antiquity studies, runology, medieval medical and botanical literature, and late antique and medieval iconography. His publications include Wörterbuch der Pflanzennamen im Altwestnordischen (Berlin and New York, 1993), (with Rudolf Simek) Mythological Women: Studies in Memory of Lotte Motz 1922-1997 (Vienna, 2002), (with Heinrich Beck and Klaus Böldl) Analecta Septentrionalia: Beiträge zur nordgermanischen Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte (Berlin and New York, 2009) and (with Morten Axboe) Die Goldbrakteaten der Völkerwanderungszeit – Auswertung und Neufunde (Berlin and New York, 2011).

Kate Heslop is a postdoctoral research fellow on the project ‘Mediality: Historical Perspectives’ at the University of Zurich and teaches in the German Department there. She publishes in the field of Old Norse literature and textual culture and is presently working on a monograph about skaldic poetry.

Judith Jesch is Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham and the author of Women in the Viking Age (Woodbridge, 1991) and Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse (Woodbridge, 2001). Her research interests include skaldic verse, runic inscriptions and Norse cultures in the British Isles.

Emily Lethbridge holds a postdoctoral research position at the Miðaldastofa Háskóla Íslands / Stofnun Árna Magnússonar, Reykjavík. Her research and publications focus on the Icelandic sagas, and their transmission and reception – both in medieval and post-medieval manuscript contexts and in their physical geographical settings.

Edith Marold is an Emeritus Professor of Early Germanic and Scandinavian Philology (Altgermanische Philologie) at Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel. Her publications focus on skaldic poetry, Germanic heroic legends and runology; major publications include Der Schmied im germanischen Altertum (Vienna, 1967) and Kenningkunst: Ein Beitrag zu einer Poetik der Skaldendichtung (Berlin, 1983). She is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages and Volume Editor of SkP III (with Kari Ellen Gade) and VI.

Russell Poole is an Adjunct Professor in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor at the University of Western Ontario. His publications include Viking Poems on War and Peace (Toronto, 1991), Old English Wisdom Poetry (Cambridge, 1998), Skaldsagas (Berlin, 2000) and, with Antonina Harbus, Verbal Encounters: Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse studies for Roberta Frank (Toronto, 2004).

Rolf Stavnem holds a postdoctoral position at Aarhus University. He has published articles on both literary and philological aspects of skaldic poetry as well as on kings’ sagas and Snorra Edda. His research interests also include Old Norse mythology, the sagas of Icelanders and the post-medieval reception of Viking culture. He is the author of Stroferne i Grettis saga (Copenhagen, 2000) and a translator of medieval and modern Icelandic literature into Danish.

Matthew Townend is Reader in the Department of English and Related Literature, and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. He is the author of English Place-Names in Skaldic Verse (Nottingham, 1998), Language and History in Viking Age England (Turnhout, 2002), The Vikings and Victorian Lakeland: The Norse Medievalism of W. G. Collingwood and his Contemporaries (Kendal, 2009), and the editor of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York (Turnhout, 2004).

Diana Whaley is Professor of Early Medieval Studies at Newcastle University. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and saga, English place-names, and medieval English language and literature, and her publications include Heimskringla: An Introduction (London, 1991), The Poetry of Arnórr jarlaskáld (Turnhout, 1998), Sagas of Warrior Poets (Harmondsworth, 2002), and A Dictionary of Lake District Place-Names (Nottingham, 2006). She is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages and Volume Editor of SkP I.

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