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: "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).
Patria, Bianca (2019). Quotations with a Twist: Aware Intertextuality in Skaldic Verse. Quaestio Insularis. ISSN 1471-3314. 19, p. 71–92.
Patria, Bianca (2021). Kenning Variation and Lexical Selection in Early Skaldic Verse. Oslo 07-Media.