Professor Siân Grønlie is an Associate Professor in Medieval Literature and Kate Elmore Fellow in English Language and Literature at St Ann’s College, University of Oxford, where she is the Governing Body Member and Equality and Diversity Officer.

Siân completed her DPhil on Old Norse literature and taught at various colleges in Oxford before settling on St Anne’s. She has a particular interest in medieval conversion narratives, saints’ lives, biblical interpretation, saga literature and storytelling. She is involved in outreach to local primary schools through the Viking storytelling project. In her role as Equality and Diversity Officer, she promotes an awareness of neurodiversity within the University.

Selected Publications:

Grønlie, S.E., ‘Cast out this Bondswoman’: Hagar and Ishmael in Old Norse Icelandic. Arkiv for nordisk filologi, forthcoming.

Grønlie, S.E., ‘Frá því er guð freistaði Abraham’: Genesis 22 in Old Norse-Icelandic. Sanctity and the Written Word in Medieval Scandinavia, forthcoming (2019)

Grønlie, S.E., The Saint and the Saga Hero: Hagiography and Early Icelandic Literature (Brewer: Cambridge, 2017)

Grønlie, S.E., Conversion Narrative and Christian Identity: How Christianity came to Iceland. Medium Ævum 86, 123-46 (2017)

Grønlie, S.E., The Missionary Saint and the Saga Hero: Viking Hagiography. The Introduction of Christianity into the Early Medieval Insular World: Converting the Isles I, 457-82 (2016).