Marianne Kalinke receives the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Falcon

Date

09/19/18

Marianne Kalinke, Professor Emerita of Medieval Studies and Scandinavian Studies, received Iceland’s highest honor — the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Falcon — from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland at the International Saga Conference. She was honored for her work as an international authority on cultural and literary relations between Scandinavia and Europe in the medieval and early modern period (13th through the 16th century). In her many publications, she has addressed the transmission of French literature to Scandinavia, the nature of translation in the Middle Ages, and the role played by Iceland in preserving medieval German literature that has otherwise been lost.