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PUBLICATIONS


Books
1. Doctoral Thesis: Erzählen vom Anfang. Schöpfungs- und Gründungsmythen im hochmittelalterlichen Island. Phil. Diss., Universität Bonn 2012. 515 pp. Online publication, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn (2015):
http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2015/4219/4219.htm
2. Notker der Deutsche von St. Gallen: Althochdeutscher und lateinischer Wortindex zu den Übersetzungen von Aristoteles’ De interpretatione und Categoriae, Martianus Capellas De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii und Boethius’ De consolatione Philosophiae. Vollständig nach den Handschriften und Fragmenten diplomatisch herausgegeben von Evelyn Scherabon Firchow unter Mitarbeit von Sabine Heidi Walther und Richard Louis Hotchkiss. Band 1: Lateinischer Wortindex. Band 2: Althochdeutscher Wortindex. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms, 2008 (Alpha-Omega, Reihe B, Bd. XX). 671 pp. plus CD-ROM. ISBN13: 978-3-487-13657-8
(Review: Regine Froschauer. In: Journal of English and Germanic Philology (2011) 110, 396-400.)

Articles and Book Chapters
3. forthcoming: “References to Pre-Christian Germanic Religion in Greek Sources” (submitted and peer-reviewed, Project The Pre-Christian Religions of the North, volumes being published by Brepols).
4. forthcoming: “Goðan dag hærra minn. Höfliches und schönes Sprechen im altnorwegischen Königsspiegel” (submitted for an edited volume).
5. forthcoming: “The Dipping of Newborn Babies in Cold Water: A Pre-Christian Germanic Religious Ritual Transmitted by Greek Authors?” in: Res, Artes et Religio. Festschrift für Rudolf Simek. Studies in Honor of Rudolf Simek, edited by Sabine H. Walther, Regina Jucknies, Judith Meurer-Bongardt, Jens Eike Schnall. Leeds: Kismet Press to appear 2020.
6. forthcoming: “Remembering Conversion: Ari’s Íslendingabók as a Foundation Myth of the Haukdœlir Clan,” to appear in Quaestiones Medievales Aevi Novae 25 (2020) (submitted and peer-reviewed, to appear 04/2020).
7. “Trojas Fall: Renarrativierungen des Trojastoffes in Island,” in: Glückhardt, Thorsten, Sebastian Kleinschmidt, and Verena Spohn, eds. Renarrativierung in Der Vormoderne. Funktionen, Transformationen, Rezeptionen. Schriftenreihe des Graduiertenkollegs 1767. Faktuales und fiktionales Erzählen 7. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2019, pp. 179-203.
8. [Forschungsbericht] “Skandinavistik.” In Eva von Contzen, Stefan Tilg (Eds.): Handbuch Historische Narratologie. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2019, pp. 300–303.
9. “An Ideal Nobleman: Transformations of the Classical Hero Hercules in Old Norse Trójumanna saga”, in Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages, eds. Aisling Byrne and Victoria Flood, Turnhout: Brepols (= TCNE) 2019, pp. 299-320.
10. “Ingólfr war der berühmteste aller Landnehmer – Gründungsmythen im hochmittelalterlichen Island.” In: Gründungsmythen Europas im Mittelalter. Ed. Michael Bernsen, Matthias Becher & Elke Brüggen. Göttingen: V & R Press 2013, pp. 87–103.
11. “The Vikings in the Rhinelands according to Latin Sources.” In: Vikings on Rhine. Recent Research on Early Medieval Relations between the Rhinelands and Scandinavia. Ed. Rudolf Simek, Ulrike Engel (= Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia 11). Wien: Fassbaender, 2004, pp. 165-177.

Reviews and Review articles
12. Review: “Zwei seltsame Heilige. Constanza Cordonis Gang durch die Barlaam-und-Josaphat-Tradition des euro¬pä¬ischen Mittel¬alters. In: literaturkritik.de 01/2015.
URL: http://www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php?rez_id=20162 [17.01.15].
13. Review: “Þorbjörg Helgadóttir (Hg.): Rómverja saga. (= Rit 77) Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, 2010. 2 Bände, S. CCXX + 413.” In: European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 49,2 (2013) 277-280.
14. Review: “Gustav Adolf Beckmann, Die Karlamagnús-Saga I und ihre altfranzösische Vorlage, Niemeyer, Tübingen 2008, VII + 260 S. (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 344).” Mediaevistik 23 (2010) 507-511.
15. Review: “Theodore M. Andersson: The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Saga (1180-1280),” Ithaca: Cornell UP 2006. Speculum 82 (2007) 952-954 (with E. S. Firchow).
16. Review: “Joachim Gruber, Kommentar zu Boethius, De consolatione philosophia. 2. erw. Aufl. August 2006.” Exemplaria Classica 11 (2007) 515-520.
17. Review article “C. Moreschini, Boethius. De consolatione philosophiae. Opuscula theologica [Bibliotheca Teubneriana], München - Leipzig: K. G. Saur, 2005, 2. Aufl., XXI+263pp. ISBN 3-598-71278-2.” Exemplaria Classica 11 (2007) 521-542.

Other
18. “Creation and Foundation: Narratives of Beginnings.” In: Nordvig, A. Mathias Valentin u. Lisbeth H. Torfing (ed.): The 15th International Saga Conference - Sagas and the Use of the Past. 5th-11th August 2012, Aarhus University. Aarhus: Department of Aesthetics and Communication and Department of Culture and History, Aarhus Universitet 2012, p. 313-314.
19. “The Prosimetrum: Orally Derived Literature?” In: Agneta Ney, Henrik Williams und Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist (Hg.): Á austrvega. Saga and East Scandinavia. Preprint papers of The 14th International Saga Conference, Uppsala 9th - 15th August 2009. Gävle: University fo Gävle (Papers from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14), p. 1008.
20. TEI-encoded online edition of “Lotichius Secundus, Petrus (1528-1560): Opera omnia; quibus acc. vita eiusdem, ex luculenta Ioannis Hagii narratione breviter concinnata. Heidelberg: Vögelin, 1603” (2001) within the DFG project CAMENA - Corpus Automatum Multiplex Electorum Neolatinitatis Auctorum, Abteilung POEMATA: http://www.uni-mannheim.de/mateo/camena/AUTBIO/lotic.html

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED LECTURES


1. forthcoming: “Icelandic Troy Stories: From Saga to Book” at the International Medieval Congress 2020, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020 (accepted).
2. forthcoming: “Truía saga ok brutus með: Common Transmission – Shared Ideology?” at Brut in New Troy 2020, 26-29 June 2020 (accepted).
3. forthcoming: “Mapping the Baltic Sea area. Knowledge and perceptions of classical authors and their reception in the Middle Ages” at Austmarr X: European Connections: Cultural Transfer to and from the Baltic Sea Region, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 28-29 May 2020 (accepted).
4. forthcoming: “Ectors saga – A Trojan Horse” at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University 2020, 7-10 May 2020 (accepted).
5. forthcoming: “The owners of Trójumanna saga (alpha version) manuscripts in the 17th century and the medieval saga. Manuscript production, historical circumstances and ideology” at “Postcolonial Entanglements,” the 110th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico from April 29-May 2, 2020 (accepted).
6. forthcoming: “They worship certain trees, the waters of rivers, hills and mountain valleys. Agathias and the Byzantine Perspective on the Nature Worship of the Alamanni” at the Interdisciplinary Symposium Religion and the Experience of Nature: Comparative Perspectives at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich, 19/20 March 2020 (accepted).
7. “How to Narrate Ten Years of Battles: On the Narrative Organization of Time by Repeated Sequences in a Translated Saga” at The Formula in Oral Poetry and Prose. New Approaches, Models and Interpretations. 1st Symposium of the Project “Formulae in Icelandic Saga Literature.” Tartu, 5-7 December 2019.
8. “The Romance of Troy in the North: Translation and Rewritings” at Norrønt Forum, Universitetet i Oslo, 31 October 2019.
9. “Stiefkind Übersetzungsliteratur” (26 September 2019) at 24. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 24-26 September 2019 (via Skype).
10. “Romancing Troy in the North. The Influence of the French Tradition on Trójumanna saga (Ormsbók Version, S, and β-fragment)” (25 September 2019) at Symposium Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages at the University of Birmingham, 24-25 September 2019 (invited).
11. “The Materiality of Literary Transfer. The Manuscript Transmission of Trójumanna saga” (3 July 2019) at the International Medieval Congress 2019, University of Leeds, 1-4 July 2019.
12. “’They worship certain trees, the waters of rivers, hills and mountain valleys…’ Greek and Latin Authors on Religious Practices Performed in Natural Spaces in the Southern Baltic Region” (29 May 2019) at The 9th Austmarr Symposium: Genius Loci in the Prehistory of the Baltic Sea Region, 29-30 May, 2019 Klaipėda (Lithuania).
13. “Hrafnkels saga as a ‘Dæmisaga’” (8 May 2019) at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May 9–12, 2019.
14. “The Trojan Mirror. Chivalric Norms and Transgressions in Sagas of Antiquity” (4 May 2019), SASS Conference 2019, May 2-4 2019, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison Wisconsin.
15. “Ein Happy End für Jason und Medea? Übersetzung und Renarrativierung im Island des Mittelalters am Beispiel der Trójumanna saga” (16 January 2019), invited lecture, Universität Tübingen.
16. “Romancing Troy in Iceland? On the Ormsbók Version of Trójumanna saga” (23 October 2018), invited lecture, Miðaldastofa Háskóla Íslands (University of Iceland Centre for Medieval Studies).
17. “More Than Just a Motif: On Brodd-Helgi and the Relationship Between Haukr’s Trójumanna saga and Vápnfirðinga saga” (13 August 2018), at the 17th International Saga Conference in Reykjavík and Reykholt 12–17 August 2018.
18. “Importing Ideals from Burgundy? On Late Medieval Icelandic Elites and Their Cultural Contacts” (4 July 2018), at the International Medieval Congress 2018, University of Leeds, 2-5 July 2018.
19. “Hrafnkels saga. On Superbia and Leadership” (16 June) at Medieval Scandinavia: new trends in research. Conference at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, 15th -16th June, 2018. Organised by the Centre of Historical Research and the Royal Castle in Warsaw (invited).
20. “From History to Memory: Yngvar’s Expedition to Serkland” (31 May 2018) at Austmarr VIII: The Viking Age Baltic Region and the Islamic World. Södertörn University 31 May-1 June 2018.
21. “Romancing Troy in Iceland? On the Ormsbók Version of Trójumanna saga” (12 May 2018), at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, 10-13 May 2018.
22. “A Happy Ending for Jason and Medea? The Quest for the Golden Fleece in Old Norse Trójumanna saga” (5 December 2017), at Tartu Ülikool (evening lecture).
23. “Leo the Deacon on the Religion of the Rus’. A Contextualizing Literary Perspective” (1 December 2017), at Crossing Disciplinary Borders in Viking Age Studies. Problems, Challenges and Solutions. The 7th Austmarr Symposium. University of Tartu (Estonia), 1–3 December 2017.
24. “Medea als Figur des Dritten?” (announced as “’Er hatte eine schöne Tochter, die Medea hieß und zauberkundig war’: Zauberei und Gendertransgression in der Trójumanna saga”) (29 September 2017) at 23. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik at University of Kiel, 27–29 September 2017.
25. “Trojan Memories: On the Problem of Having Alternate Endings in Medieval Literature” (13 September 2017) at The 5th International Conference of the European Narratology Network: Narrative and Narratology: Metamorphosing the Structures, Prague, 13−15 September 2017.
26. “Rewriting the Matter of Troy: The Postmedieval Manuscripts of Trójumanna saga” (3 July 2017; announced as “The Postmedieval Manuscripts of Trójumanna saga: The Function and Socio-Literary Place of the Troy Story in Early Modern Iceland”) at the International Medieval Congress 2017, University of Leeds, 3-6 July 2017.
27. “The Mythological Lore in the Hauksbók version of Trójumanna saga: A Study of Literary Transfer” (12 May 2017) 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017.
28. “Translated Literature and the Transfer of Social Norms. The Narrativization of Appropriate Aristocratic Behavior in Old Norse Trójumanna saga” (21 April 2017), The 1st Jómsborg Conference in Wolin 2017: Defining and Applying Social Norms in Medieval Scandinavia, hosted by the Institute of History, University of Silesia and the Andrzej Kaube Museum in Wolin/Poland (20-22 April 2017).
29. “Translation, Literary Transfer, and Social Contexts: The Judgement of Paris in the Hauksbók Version of Trójumanna saga” (4 April 2017), “Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages, 2nd Biennial Conference, c. 900-1500” at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (3-5 April 2017).
30. “Heldenbilder in Verrat und Niederlage: Trojas Fall in der altisländischen Trójumanna saga” (24 February 2017), at Renarrativierung in der Vormoderne. Funktionen – Transformationen – Rezeption hosted by the “GRK Faktuales und fiktionales Erzählen”, University of Freiburg (23-25 February 2017); invited.
31. “Verschriftung oder Verschriftlichung des oralen Erzählers? Zum Problem des Erzählers in der altisländischen Sagaliteratur” (26 September 2016) at 25. Deutscher Germanistentag 2016, University of Bayreuth, 25-28 September 2016, general theme: “Erzählen”.
32. “A Promising Young Man: Narrating Youth in Old Norse Royal Biography” (6 July 2016), International Medieval Congress 2016, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 2016.
33. “The Quest for the Golden Fleece: Literary and Social Contexts of the Voyage of the Argonauts in Old Norse Trójumanna saga” (13 May 2016), 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2016.
34. “Translating from Latin: Contacts, Transfer, and Rewriting of Historiographical Texts in Medieval Iceland.” AMS forskermøde (20 April 2016), Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Copenhagen.
35. “Narratologie und Sagaliteratur” (29 September 2015), ATDS - 22. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik at University of Cologne (29 September – 1 October 2015).
36. “The Self-Made King: The Ideological Function of Biblical and Secular Literature in Sverris saga” (together with Thomas Fechner-Smarsly, 10 August 2015), The Sixteenth Saga Conference 2015 at Zürich/Basel, 9-15 August 2015.
37. “On the Concept of the Narrator and Old Norse Saga Literature” (7 May 2015) at Aarhus University.
38. “Hercules: Transformations of a Classical Hero in Old Norse Trójumanna saga” (8 April 2015), Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages, c. 900-1500 at University of Marburg, 8-10 April 2015.
39. “Narrators in Medieval Icelandic Sagas” (18 April 2015), 4th Conference of the European Narratology Network “Modelling Narrative Across Borders”, 16-18 April 2015.
40. “This anomalous mixed art of prose and verse.” Das Prosimetrum in der altisländischen Literatur (19 November 2014, guest lecture, Universität zu Köln).
41. “Hercules: A Classical Hero in Old Norse Literature” (9 July 2014) at International Medieval Congress 2014, University of Leeds, 7-10 July 2014.
42. “Insulare Trojaideen – Vermittlungswege und Funktionen” (25 September 2013) at 21. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik, 24-27 September 2013, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
43. “The Old Icelandic Trójumanna saga: Functions of the Troy Story in Ultima Thule” (16 June 2013) at The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World: Classical Reception after Antiquity, Uppsala University, 14-16 June 2013.
44. “What is a Myth? On Defining Myth for 13th Century Iceland” (20 October 2012) at Old Norse Mythology in the Digital Age, Universität Bonn (19-20 October 2012).
45. “Creation and Foundation: Narratives of Beginnings” (6 August 2012) at 15th International Saga Conference, University of Aarhus, 6-10 August 2012.
46. “Remembering Conversion: The Christianization of the Icelanders according to Íslendingabók” (30 September 2011) at Conversions and Ideological Changes in Middle Ages in Comparative Perspective, International Multi-Disciplinary Conference, University of Rzeszów, September 29–October 1, 2011.
47. “Trojaner auf Island – Trójumanna saga als Literaturtransfer” (24 May 2011) at Die Insel und die Weltliteratur II: Köln- Bonner Arbeitsgespräche zur Antikenrezeption im mittelalterlichen Island, Universität zu Köln.
48. “Svá segir Dares: A Systems Theoretical Approach to Trójumanna saga and the Selection of its Source Texts” (13 May 2011) at Translatio – the Vernacularisation of Medieval Literate Culture, Universitetet i Oslo, 12-13 May 2011.
49. “Gründungsmythen im hochmittelalterlichen Island” (12 November 2010) at Gründungsmythen Europas im Mittelalter, Universität Bonn, 11-12 November 2010.
50. “Making a Choice: Trójumanna saga as a Case of Literary Transfer” (15 October 2010) at Riddarasögur Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 14-15 October 2010.
51. “From Troy to Ultima Thule: How did the Troy Story come to Iceland?” (9 October 2010) at Between the Islands – and the Continent: Hiberno-Scandinavian-Continental Contacts in the Early Middle Ages, Universität Bonn, 7-9 October 2010.
52. “Barlaam und Josaphat auf dem Weg nach ultima Thule: Zur Vermittlung der Legende nach Norwegen und Island” (23 April 2010), at Bonner Zentrum für transkulturelle Narratologie (Universität Bonn).
53. “Barlaam und Josaphat auf dem Weg nach ultima Thule. Zur Vermittlung der Legende nach Norwegen und Island” (18 April 2010) at Barlaam und Josaphat in der Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Wien, 15-18 April 2010.
54. “The Prosimetrum: Orally Derived Literature?” (13 August 2009) at The 14th International Saga Conference, Uppsala, 9-15 August 2009.
55. “Zum Problem der lateinischen Quellen der Barlaams saga ok Josaphats” (30 November 2007), at Barlaam und Josaphat in der europäischen Tradition. Mediävistisches Symposium – Postgraduate Conference, Universität Freiburg, 30 November - 1 December 2007.
56. “Man as Microcosm. Creation Myth and Learned Metaphoric Use” (28 September 2007) at Early Medieval Religion in Life and Literature, University of Rzeszów, 27-29 September 2007.
57. “Beobachtungen zur rhetorischen Gestaltung altnordischer Übersetzungstexte” (19 September 2007) at 18. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 18-21 September 2007.
58. “Trójumanna saga. Studien zum unfesten Text” at 17. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik, Universität Frankfurt (September 2005).
59. “Der Mensch als minni heimr. Die Rezeption von Makrokosmos-Mikrokosmos-Vorstellungen in der altnordischen Literatur” at 17. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik, Universität Frankfurt (September 2005).
60. “Die Trójumanna saga in Auseinandersetzung mit der New Philology: Vom Umgang mit der Varianz” at 2. Überregionale Doktorandentagung, Universität Göttingen (June 2005).
61. “Trójumanna saga. Studien zum unfesten Text” at 1. Überregionale Doktorandentagung, HU Berlin (June 2004).

 

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