Academic employment (selection): <br>2008-10: Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Basel, Switzerland <br>1993-1994, 1997-2000, 2001-2005: Head of German Departments, Universities of Tubingen, Germany, Basel, Zurich, Switzerland <br>1994-present: Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Zurich and University of Basel <br>1992-1994: Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tubingen <br>1980-1992: Assistent, Oberassistent, University of Zurich, Swiss National Science Foundation <br> <br>Degrees: <br>1992: Habilitation, Scandinavian Studies, University of Zurich <br>1983: PhD, Scandinavian Studies, University of Zurich <br> <br>Commissions of trust (selection): <br>2007-present: Swiss Academy of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Member of Board <br>2006-present: National Centre of Competence in Research 'Mediality', funded by SNFS, University of Zurich, Member of Board <br> <br>Fields of specialisation: <br>Old Norse-Icelandic literature, especially Icelandic sagas, Prose Edda, late medieval and early modern Scandinavian literatures, romances, chapbooks, Icelandic literature, literary historiography, rhetoric, memory studies, cartography <br> <br>Recent book-publications: <br>co-ed. with S. Kramarz-Bein: <em>Rittersagas – Übersetzung, Überlieferung, Transmission</em> (2014); co-ed. with A.K. Richter: <em>Text – Reihe – Transmission. Unfestigkeit als Phänomen skandinavischer Erzählprosa 1500-1800</em> (2012); <br>ed.: <em>Balladen-Stimmen. Vokalität als theoretisches und historisches Phänomen der skandinavischen Balladentradition</em> (2012) <br> <em>Island – Eine Literaturgeschichte</em> (2011) <br> <br> <br> <br>


Sagas and Space - Thinking Space in Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia