Class of 1936
Professor of Rhetoric/Film & Scandinavian
Ph.D. University of California email@example.com
Teaching and research
interests: Early Scandinavian literature
and culture. Old Icelandic language. Film history
and theory (also through the Rhetoric Department).
Emphasis in both medieval and film fields has
been on social-historical topics (especially
sex/gender and law) and narrative history and
theory (especially issues of orality/literacy
Current projects: Present research
includes work on legal process and narrative
in both its film and its saga manifestations.
Her book-in-progress, The People's Plot:
Film, Narrative, and the Adversarial Imagination,
will be published by Princeton University Press
in 2005. She is also doing research into the
legal origins of Icelandic saga narrative.
"Dancin' in the Rain." Critical Inquiry
"Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in
Early Northern Europe." Speculum: Journal
of the Medieval Academy of America, 68 (1993).
Rpt. in Studying Medieval Women: Sex, Gender,
Feminism. Medieval Academy of America, 1993;
Rpt. in Representations 44 (1993).
"The Politics of Scarcity: On the Sex Ratio
in Early Scandinavia." Scandinavian Studies
60 (1991). Rpt. in New Readings on Women
in Old English Literature. Ed. Helen Damico
and Alexandra Hennessey Olsen. Indiana Univ.
"Hildigunnr's Lament: Women in Bloodfeud." Structure
and Meaning. Ed. Gerd Wolfgang Weber, et
al. Odense Univ. Press, 1987.
"The Long Prose Form." Arkiv för nordisk
filologi 101 (1986).
"The Germanic Context of the Unferth Episode,"
Speculum 55 (1980).