Rebecca Merkelbach, Clare

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Dr J Quinn
Dissertation Title:

Characters on the Margin in Icelandic Saga Literature

Biographical Information

2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts, English and Scandinavian Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2009 – 2010 Recipient of a DAAD scholarship for study at Trinity College, Dublin

2011 – 2012 Master of Philosophy, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge

2012 to present Doctoral Candidate, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge

2013 – 2014 Recipient of a scholarship awarded by the Icelandic government for study at Háskóli Íslands

Research Interests

Monstrosity and the paranormal in literature and culture

Icelandic saga literature, particularly post-classical Íslendingasögur

Society and the individual in Old Norse literature

Sociology of literature


Areas of Supervision

Old Norse and Old English literature