Carl Phelpstead

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), Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity (2011), and An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders (2020). He has also published articles on Old Icelandic sagas, medieval hagiography, medieval masculinities and sexualities, and Victorian and twentieth-century British medievalism.