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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 7. The Contributors

7. The Contributors

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘The Contributors’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

Jayne Carroll is Lecturer in English Historical Linguistics at the University of Leicester. She has written articles on OE and ON poetry, and, with David N. Parsons, a three-volume study of the place-names found as mint-signatures on Anglo-Saxon coins.

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 ON 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 Volume II.

Lauren Goetting is a Ph.D. student in the department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has worked as a Research Associate to the project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages since 2006. Her areas of interest include Germanic philology and linguistics, skaldic poetry and ON mythology.

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.

Russell Poole is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. His research activities centre upon skaldic poetry, Scandinavian culture contacts, history of Scandinavia and Anglo-Saxon England, medieval cultivation of personal poetry, the history of medieval studies and poetic composition in the medieval and early modern era. 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 has been elected to a Fellowship in the New Zealand Academy of Humanities.

Matthew Townend is Senior Lecturer 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) and Language and History in Viking Age England (Turnhout, 2002), and the editor of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York (Turnhout, 2004).

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 ON-Icel. Studies is skaldic poetry, especially that of the thirteenth century.

Diana Whaley is Professor of Early Medieval Studies at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of ON-Icel. poetry and saga, Engl. place-names, and medieval Engl. 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 Volume I.


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