My primary field of research is Old Norse-Icelandic literature, and I have secondary research interests in Old and Middle English literature. My monograph — Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders — was published by Oxford University Press in January 2019 and my co-edited volume — Masculinities in Old Norse Literature — was published by D. S. Brewer in July 2020.
My current research focuses on the representation of emotion in saga literature and on female homsoocial bonds in Old English, Middle English, and Old Norse-Icelandic literatures.
I would welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students intending to work on topics related to my research interests.
- 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 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.
I hold a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford.
2011: BA English (Dunelm)
2012: MA English and Renaissance Literary Studies (Dunelm)
2016: DPhil Old Norse (Oxon)
2020: PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Oxon)