Bianca Patria

Doctoral Research Fellow - Medieval Studies
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Phone +47 92272311
Room Henrik Wergelands hus 346
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student) Department of Education (Student)

Academic interests

My current field of research is Old Norse literature, specifically skaldic poetry and the related poetological and grammatical traditions.


PhD Project

My project 'Heiti’s semantics. Lexical Analysis as an Investigative Tool for Expressive and Compositional Strategies in Skaldic Stanzas'  aims to shed light on the mechanisms of lexical selection within kenning structures and on the function of heiti from a lexical, semantic and stylistic point of view.



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, s 71- 92

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