Dr Gareth Evans

BA, MA (Dunelm), DPhil (Oxon)


Dr Gareth Evans teaches widely throughout the medieval period. At St Hilda's, Gareth teaches Prelims Paper 1A 'Introduction to English Language', Prelims Paper 2 'Early Medieval Literature, c.650-1350', and FHS Paper 2 'Literature in English, 1350-1550'. Before coming to St Hilda's, he was Teaching Fellow at Durham University where he taught Old Norse and Old English.


Dr Evans writes on gender, identity, and emotion in medieval literature. His primary field of research is Old Norse-Icelandic literature. His doctoral thesis focused on the construction and problematization of masculinities in the Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders), and he has work published or forthcoming on skaldic poetry, the correspondences between medieval and postmodern modes of textuality, and contemporary medievalism.


'Men and Masculinities in the Saga of Icelanders', Oxford University Press 2019

‘Michael Hirst’s Vikings and Old Norse Poetry’, in From Eald to New: Translating Early Medieval Poetry for the 21st Century, ed. Tom Birkett and Kirsty March-Lyons (Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming).

‘An Unwitting Return to the Medieval: Postmodern Literary Experiments and Middle English Textuality’, Neophilologus 100.2 (2016), 335-344.

‘The Construction of Diplomacy in the Various Accounts of Sigvatr Þórðarson’s Bersǫglisvísur’, Saga-Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research 38 (2014), 49-60.