Bianca Patria

Postdoctoral Fellow - Lingvistiske og nordiske studier
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Room Henrik Wergelands hus 323
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Old Norse literature, specifically skaldic poetry and the related poetological and grammatical traditions. Rhetoric and semiotics, intertextuality.



NFI2240 – Norrøn poesi og juridiske tekster (spring 2021)

NFI4112 – Scaldic Poetry and Grammatical literature (autumn 2020)

PhD Project

PhD project: "Heiti’s semantics. Lexical Analysis as an Investigative Tool for Expressive and Compositional Strategies in Skaldic Stanzas"

PhD thesis: Kenning Variation and Lexical Selection in Early Skaldic Verse (Universitet i Oslo: 2021).


Both Bachelor (2014) and Master (2016) degrees were obtained at the University of Pisa, Department of Literature, Linguistics and Philology, with a curriculum based on theoretical and historical Linguistics, Indo-European studies and philology. The topic of the MA thesis was the semantics of skaldic poetic synonyms(heiti). 

Tags: Linguistics, Indo-european, Old Norse Philology, Skaldic Poetry, Semantics.


  • Patria, Bianca (2019). Quotations with a Twist: Aware Intertextuality in Skaldic Verse. Quaestio Insularis. ISSN 1471-3314. 19, p. 71–92.

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  • Patria, Bianca (2021). Kenning Variation and Lexical Selection in Early Skaldic Verse. Oslo 07-Media.

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