Dr Gareth Lloyd Evans

My primary field of research is Old Norse-Icelandic literature, and I have secondary research interests in Old and Middle English literature. My first book — Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders — was published by Oxford University Press in January 2019. I have also published on skaldic poetry, the correspondences between medieval and postmodern modes of textuality, and contemporary medievalism. I am currently co-editing a volume entitled Old Norse Masculinities and am working on a project that considers the representation of emotion in saga literature. 

I teach widely throughout the medieval period. At St Hilda’s, I teach Prelims Paper 1a (‘Introduction to English Language’), Prelims Paper 2 (‘Early Medieval Literature, c. 650-1350’), and FHS Paper 2 (‘Literature in English, 1350-1550’). I have also taught Old Norse for various Oxford colleges and for Oxford's English Faculty. Before coming to St Hilda’s, I was Teaching Fellow at Durham University where I taught Old Norse and Old English.

  • Old and Middle English
  • Old Norse
  • English Language



  • Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

  • Michael Hirst's Vikings and Old Norse Poetry

  • An Unwitting Return to the Medieval: Postmodern Literary Experiments and Middle English Textuality

  • The Construction of Diplomacy in the Various Accounts of Sigvatr Þórðarson's Bersöglisvísur

  • More
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