Terry Adrian Gunnell


Háskóli Íslands
  • Position
    in Folkloristics
  • Unit
    School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
  • Location
    Oddi / O-126
  • Website
  • Phone
    525 - 4549
  • Email
    terry [hjá] hi.is
  • Consultation hours
    Wednesdays 14-15.30; Oddi 126

Specialisation / Research Area

Legends, folk beliefs, and festivals in Iceland , the Nordic countries, and the British Isles; Old Nordic religions, drama (medieval, Ibsen, Strindberg, Absurdism, total theatre; comedy), disguise traditions, performance studies.


School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh;  Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin; Department of Old Norse Studies, University of Arhus; Denmark; Department of Scandinavian Studies, Aberdeen; Department of Folkloristics, University of Uppsala (Gotland); Department of Folkloristics, University of Helsinki; Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Madison, etc


1991DoktorsprófUniversity of LeedsIcelandic Studies
1981Bacc PhilUniversity of IcelandÍslenska fyrir erlenda stúdenta
1978PGCEWestbourne College, BirminghamPost. Grad. Cert. Ed. (Drama and English),
1977BAUniversity of BirminghamDrama and Theatre Arts,

Professional experience

1998Lecturerand then senior lecturer/ associate professor and professor in FolkloristicsUniversity of Iceland
19801998English teacherHamrahlíð College Reykjavík

Published work