Carl Phelpstead was educated at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford and is now a Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University. He is the editor of A History of Norway and the Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr (2001), co-editor, with David Clark (Leicester), of Old Norse Made New: Essays on the Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse Literature and Culture (2007), and author of Holy Vikings: Saints’ Lives in the Old Icelandic Kings’ Sagas (2007) and Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity (2011). He has also published articles on Old Icelandic sagas, medieval hagiography, medieval masculinities and sexualities, and twentieth-century medievalism. He is an editor of the journal Saga-Book and co-editor of the Viking Society’s Text Series.
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