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Francesco Colombo

Francesco Colombo

Department: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Supervisor: Dr Judy Quinn

College: Clare

AHRC subject area: Languages and Literature

Title of thesis: (provisional) The Young Sigurðr Section of the Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: A Literary Analysis


I did a BA in Classics in Milan, an MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic in Cambridge, and then spent a year in Iceland studying Old and Modern Icelandic. I'm fascinated by ancient languages and literatures as much as by the Nordic world, hence my choice of focusing my research on Old Norse poetry.

Other academic interests:

Old Germanic languages, literatures and culture
Modern Scandinavian languages
Indo-European linguistics
Classical philology