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. I am particularly interested in questions of gender, sexuality, and emotion, and of identity more broadly. I am also interested in questions of poetics and style. I am author of Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders (Oxford University Press, 2019) and co-editor of Masculinities in Old Norse Literature (D. S. Brewer, 2020). 

My current research focuses on the representation of emotion in saga literature. 

I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students. I am currently supervising one doctoral student - Grace O'Duffy -  who works on sexual violence against women in Old Norse literature. 


Masculinities in Old Norse Literature book cover

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  • Old and Middle English
  • Old Norse-Icelandic
  • English Language
  • Literary and Critical theory

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’), Course I FHS Paper 2 (‘Literature in English, 1350-1550’), and specialist papers for Course II (the medieval-focussed pathway through the Oxford degree). I also teach 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.

I hold a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford.