Expertise

Norse Literature, Sagas, Scaldic Poetry, Edda
Medieval History of Northern Europe
Saints' Lives
Norwegian Literature and Film
Swedish Literature and Film
Icelandic Literature and Film Literary Translation
Text Editing and Commentary
German Native Speaker
Proficient in Latin and Ancient Greek Icelandic, Medieval, Norse, Norwegian, Swedish History of Northern Europe (Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Orkney, Scotland, England)

Past Affiliations

Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Humanities, Minnesota State University, Mankato (past)

Modern Languages

Degrees
PhD, University of Munich, Scandinavian Studies, 2004
MA, University of Munich, Scandinavian Studies, English, 1991
Cand. Mag., University of Bergen, Nordic Languages and Literatures, 1989
Keywords
modern language or literature
Languages
Danish, English, English, Middle, English, Old, Faroese, French, German, German, Middle High, German, Old High, Greek, Ancient, Icelandic, Latin, Norse, Old, Norwegian, Norwegian, Old Icelandic, Swedish
Honors

Nadine B. Andreas Faculty Research Award (Norse historiography and its insular roots), Nadine B. Andreas Foundation (Minnesota State University, Mankato), 2008-2008

Faculty Research Grant (Viking remnants in Orkney), Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2007-2007

Full scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (University of Munich), 1986-1991

Associations
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Medieval Academy of America
Modern Language Association
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies