Jonas Wellendorf

Research Expertise and Interest

Old Norse language and literature, Scandinavian mythology, Scandinavian cultural history (Viking Age and Middle ages)

Research Description

Jonas Wellendorf is the Barbro Osher Chair for the Department of Scandinavian and an associate professor in the Department of Scandinavian. His research focus is on Old Norse-Icelandic literature, textual culture and language, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, medieval understandings of the past, medieval views on language, Old Norse-Icelandic learned literature (including grammatical, theological and mythological literature and literature on poetics), medieval translations, medieval modes of interpretation, the Latin/vernacular interface.

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