Remembering St Brice's Day, 13 November 1002: Vikings, England and poetry
  • Date 13 November 2023 - 2.45 p.m.
  • Location Auditorium, Garden Quad, St John's College

Carolyne Larrington

Professor Carolyne Larrington will talk about the ways in which Scandinavians fighting in England in the late tenth and early eleventh century were imagined, and imagined themselves, in contemporary poetry.

This talk is part of a series of events at St John's on 12 and 13 November remembering St Brice's Day on 13 November 1002. Register for the talk and see the full programme of events here.

Professor Carolyne Larrington is Emeritus Research Fellow in Medieval European Literature at St John’s College. Her interests lie in medieval English literature, along with Old Norse literature, and general European medieval texts and cultural history.

She has worked particularly on Old Norse mythology, Arthurian literature and emotion in the medieval period and has increasingly working on medievalism topics – the study of the medieval in the modern period. This has resulted in two books on ‘Game of Thrones’, and a book on folklore and place in the British Isles.Professor Larrington's most recent book is The Norse Myths That Shape the Way We Think (London: Thames and Hudson, 2023)