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Carolyne Larrington

Professor and Tutorial Fellow in English, University of Oxford

I am Professor of Medieval European Literature and Fellow and Tutor at St John's College, University of Oxford, working on Old Icelandic and European Arthurian literature. I publish on medieval women, mythology, and on the reception of medieval culture in modern writing.

My most recent trade book The Norse Myths that Shape the Way We Think (2023) follows up on The Norse Myths (2017), both published by Thames and Hudson.


  • –present
    Fellow and Tutor in medieval English literature and Old Norse, University of Oxford


  • 1989 
    St Catherine's College, Oxford, Old Icelandic and Old English


Icelandic Order of the Falcon