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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 book Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones, is a journey through Westeros and Essos, talking about the medieval parallels to the TV show and book series.


  • –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