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Merrill Kaplan

Merrill  Kaplan

Merrill Kaplan

Associate Professor


505 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • British fascination with the medieval North
  • Folklore studies
  • Medieval Iceland and Scandinavia
  • Myth and mythography
  • Old Norse-Icelandic literature
  • Scandinavian national romanticism


  • PhD, University of California – Berkeley, 2006

Specializations: Old Norse-Icelandic literature, folklore on and off the Internet, and nineteenth-century Norwegian literature and culture.

Articles on: Irruptions of the past and the supernatural in Icelandic sagas; Out-Thoring Thor in the Great Saga of Olaf Tryggvason; Ibsen's Dramatic Realism and the publication of folklore collections; The Icelandic reception of Ibsen's The Vikings at Helgeland.

Major courses taught: Nordic Mythology; The Medieval Icelandic Saga; Legend; Myth; Old Norse-Icelandic Language

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