Terry Adrian Gunnell


University of Iceland
  • Position
    in Folkloristics
  • Unit
    School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
  • Location
    Oddi / O-126
  • Webpage
  • Phone
    +354 525 - 4549
  • Email
    terry [at] hi.is
  • Consultation hours
    Wednesdays 14-15.30; Oddi 126

Specialization / Research Area

Legends, folk beliefs and festivals in Iceland, the Nordic countries and the British Isles; Old Norse religion; drama (medieval; Ibsen, Strindberg; Absurdism, Shakespeare, Total Theatre; comedy), folk drama; performance studies

Research collaboration

School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh;  Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin; Department of Old Norse Studies, University of Arhus; Denmark; etc


1977: BA: Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham
1978: Post. Grad. Cert. Ed. (Drama and English), Westbourne College, Birmingham
1981: Bacc. Phil. Íslenska fyrir erlenda stúdenta.
1991: PhD: Icelandic Studies, University of Leeds

Professional experience

1980-1998: English teacher, Hamrahlíð College, Reykjavík
1998-: Lecturer, and then senior lecturer/ associate professor and professor in Folkloristics, University of Iceland.