6. The Contributors
Hannah Burrows is Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and an Honorary Associate of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney. Her research interests and publications focus on Old Norse literature and culture, including riddles, poetry and literary-legal relations. She is Bibliography Editor for Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.
Vivian Busch is a Ph.D. student in the department of Scandinavian Studies at Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel. Since 2009 she has worked as a Research Associate to the project ‘Neuedition der Skaldendichtung’ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which is part of the project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages. Her areas of interest include skaldic poetry, Old Norse mythology and runology.
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 and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. Among her recent publications are A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics (Cambridge, 2005, paperback 2011), The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga (Cambridge, 2010) and (with Jonas Wellendorf) The Fourth Grammatical Treatise (London, 2014). She is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages and Volume Editor of SkP VII and VIII.
Roberta Frank is the Marie Borroff Professor of English at Yale University, where she teaches Old Norse and Old English language and literature. She is the author of Old Norse Court Poetry: The Dróttkvætt Stanza (1978) and of many essays on literary and philological aspects of skaldic verse – as well as on horned helmets, blood-eagles, and marketing Óðinn’s mead.
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 early Germanic Languages.
Kari Ellen Gade is Provost 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.
Jonathan Grove worked from 1993-2001 as a seasonal mountain guide in Iceland for Dick Phillips Ltd. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2007. From 2004–08 he lectured on Scandinavian history in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge; he held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the same place from 2010-12. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
Elena Gurevich holds the position of leading researcher at the Institute of World Literature at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her publications focus on skaldic poetry, þulur and þættir. She is the author of the books Skaldicheskaya Poeziya [Skaldic Poetry] (Moscow, 2000, with Inna Matyushina), Drevneskandinavskaya novella: poetika “pryadey ob islandcakh” [Old Norse Novella: A Study of Genre in the Tales of Icelanders] (Moscow, 2004) and Islandskie Pryadi [Icelandic þættir] (Moscow, 2016).
Kate Heslop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research centres on skaldic and eddic poetry and the heroic tradition. She approaches this material from a medial perspective, encompassing not only the media transition associated with the arrival of manuscript textuality, but also multi- and intermedial relations of bodies (as sites of performance, memory, the senses, emotion, etc.), codices, inscriptions, and images. She has published widely on these topics and is working on a book on poetic mediation in Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.
Judith Jesch is Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham and the author of Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse (Woodbridge, 2001) and The Viking Diaspora (London, 2015). Her research interests include skaldic verse, runic inscriptions and Norse cultures in the British Isles.
Jana Krüger holds a postdoctoral research position at Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel and is the author of “̋Wikinger” im Mittelalter: Die Rezeption von víkingr m. und víking f. in der altnordischen Literatur (Berlin and New York, 2008). She is a Research Associate to the project ‘Neuedition der Skaldendichtung’ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which is part of the international project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, and the project of the Union of the Academies of Sciences ‘Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen – Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS)’, based at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Göttingen.
Edith Marold is 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 in charge of the Kiel-based project ‘Neuedition der Skaldendichtung’ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which is part of the project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages. 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 Distinguished University Professor, emeritus, in the Department of English at Western Ontario University, Canada. His research centres upon skaldic and other medieval poetry in Scandinavia and the British Isles. 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). He is current Editor-in-Chief of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.
Katharina Seidel is a postdoctoral Research Associate on the project ‘Neuedition der Skaldendichtung’ funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, which is part of the international project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages. Her research focuses on the manuscript transmission and reception of translated riddarasögur and skaldic poetry. She is the author of Textvarianz und Textstabilität: Studien zur Transmission der Ívens saga, Erex saga und Parcevals saga (Tübingen, 2014).
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 Viking Age Yorkshire (Pickering, 2014).
Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir was a Research Associate (from June 2002 to April 2008) to the project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages. Her main area of interest within Old Norse-Icelandic Studies is skaldic poetry, especially that of the thirteenth century.
Diana Whaley is Emeritus Professor of Early Medieval Studies at Newcastle University. Her research and teaching interests have been 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.
Tarrin Wills is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the Deparment of Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen; Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen; and an Honorary Associate with the Department of English, University of Sydney. His research interests include Digital Humanities, Old Norse grammatical literature and related fields. He is an active participant in a number of international projects, including Pre-Christian Religions of the North, the Medieval Unicode Font Initiative and Menota. He is one of the General Editors of Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, including development of the project database, and is co-editor of SkP V.