Ingibjorg Agustsdottir

About me

I’m a lecturer in British literature at the University of Iceland. Among my research interests is the historical novel; I have published, or am about to publish, articles on Charles Dickens’s historical fiction, on treatments of Mary Queen of Scots in fiction and film, and on the popular historical novel today, in particular the novels of Philippa Gregory.

Aside from my academic interests, I am very much into historical fiction as a reader. I find it opens up windows into the past, from which I can then go on to explore further points of interest. I very much enjoy being a member of this society and getting the Historical Novels Review, where I can always find articles of interest (and many additions to my huge list of books to read).

From my website

Reading the Present through the Past

I’ve been silent for a while but thought I should post something here on a conference I went to recently in Amsterdam, Holland. This conference was entitled “Reading the Present through the Past: Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction” and was based upon the premise of a recent collection of…

Interview with Elizabeth Fremantle

As mentioned in my last post here, I taught a module on the Tudors in historical fiction and film last term. Among the various novels and films/TV series that were covered was the excellent Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle. This text proved to be among the most popular among…

Some updates

Quite a lot of things have happened since I wrote here last time. The article on the murder of Lord Darnley was published, among other things (see list of publications for details). In the summer I travelled to Wales, but I had been organising a conference there with two colleagues…

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