Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell

Robert S. and Ilse Friend Professor of Scandinavian and Folklore; Chair of the Committee on Folklore and Mythology
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
On leave 2020-2021
Stephen  Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell specializes in Nordic culture and literature, especially on topics centering on witchcraft, charm magic, mythology, legends, and popular traditions in the late medieval and early modern periods. Winner of the 2019 Jarl Gallén Prize, he is the author of Heroic Sagas and Ballads (Cornell University Press, 1991) and Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), and co-editor of Minni and Muninn: Memory in Medieval Nordic Culture (Brepols, 2014), Old Norse Mythology: Comparative Perspectives (Harvard University Press, 2017), and Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (De Gruyter, 2018). He is now serving as a series editor of the six-volume Cultural History of Magic

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