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Snorri Sturluson Fellows

On 23 September 1991, to commemorate 750 years since the death of Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic government established a fellowship grant fund in his name. According to the grant’s guidelines issued in 1992, the funds shall be used annually to invite foreign authors, translators, and scholars to spend time in Iceland to increase their knowledge and awareness of the Icelandic language, culture, and society. The fellowships are offered for at least three months to cover the fellows’ travel costs and accommodation in Iceland.

The call for Snorri Sturluson Fellowships for 2024 was announced last July with a deadline of 1 December. The fellows for this year are as follows.

Málverk Hauks Snorrasonar af Snorra Sturlusyni
Snorri Sturluson
Haukur Stefánsson

Dr. Jenna Grace Sciuto, Professor of English at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, will examine the work of twentieth-century Icelandic writer Svava Jakobsdóttir in the context of her historical moment and transatlantic connections. The project will explore Jakobsdóttir’s range of references and influences, from gender relations and the US military presence to medieval texts like Hávamál in the Codex Regius and Snorri Sturluson’s Edda.

Dr. Mariano González Campo will commence a study, edition, and first translation into Spanish of the Hrafns saga Sveinbjarnarsonar to be published by the University of Santiago de Compostela Press.