• 2022–present: Pursuit Strategist, Ernst & Young LLP (Canada)

  • 2021–2022: Lead Proposal Manager, Quartech Systems (Canada)

  • 2019–2020: Proposal Writer, Win Ratio Consulting (Canada)

  • 2018–2019:  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • 2016–2018:  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • 2014–2016:  Visiting Researcher, University of Kent (UK)

  • 2011–2012:  Seminar Leader, University of Leeds (UK)

  • 2011–2013:  SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, University of Leeds (UK)


  • Old Norse literature

  • Manuscripts, history of the book, editing, and relationships between old and new media (including Digital Humanities)

  • Medieval English literature

  • Marginal(ized) literature beyond the confines of the canon

  • Early Modern literature and afterlives of medieval texts


PhD, University of Leeds (2013)

MA, University of Leeds (2009)

BA (Hons), University of Victoria (2008)

Other Publications


S. McDonald Werronen, Popular Romance in Iceland: The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítíða saga, Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016). ISBN: 9789089647955

Articles and Book Chapters

S. McDonald Werronen, “The working practices of Magnús Ketilsson: An Icelandic Scribe at the End of the 17th Century,” Scandinavian Studies, 92 (2020): 39–61

S. McDonald Werronen, “Medieval Stories in Early Modern Manuscripts: Thoughts on Rask 33 and AM 578 i 4to.” In From Text to Artefact: Studies in Honour of Anne Mette Hansen, ed. by Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Beeke Stegmann, and Seán D. Vrieland (Leeds: Kısmet Press, 2019), pp. 47–55.

S. McDonald Werronen and K.A. Kapitan, ‘An edition of Ambrósíus saga og Rósamunda based on BL Add. 24,969’, Opuscula 16 (2018), 179–215

S. McDonald Werronen, ‘Late Medieval and Early Modern Icelandic Saga Manuscripts’, in Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000–1500, ed. by Erik Kwakkel, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture, 4 (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2018), pp. 187–217

S. McDonald Werronen, ‘Two Major Groups in the Older Manuscript Tradition of Nítíða saga’, Saga-Book, 38 (2014): 75–94

S. McDonald Werronen, ‘Nítíða saga in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland’, RMN Newsletter 7 (2013): 113–16

S. McDonald, ‘Variance Uncovered and Errors Explained: An Analysis of Nítíða saga in the Seventeenth-Century Icelandic Manuscript JS 166 fol.’, Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures 1 (2012): 303–18

S. McDonald, ‘Pagan Past and Christian Future in Norna-Gests þáttr and Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss’, in Postcards from the Edge: European Peripheries in the Middle Ages, ed. by Liz Mylod and Zsuzsanna Reed Papp, Bulletin of International Medieval Research, 15–16 for 2009–10 (2011), pp. 164–78

S. McDonald, ‘Nítíða saga: A Normalised Icelandic Text and Translation’, Leeds Studies in English n.s. 40 (2009): 119–45

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

S. McDonald Werronen, ‘Icelandic Scribes: Results of a 2-Year Project’, in Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7–9, 2018, ed. by Eetu Mäkelä, Mikko Tolonen, and Jouni Tuominen, CEUR-WS proceedings series, 2084  (Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, 2018), pp. 179–87

S. McDonald, ‘Some Nitida saga Manuscript Groupings’, in The 15th International Saga Conference: Sagas and the Use of the Past. 5th–11th August 2012, Aarhus University. Preprint of Abstracts, ed. by A. Mathias Valentin Nordvig and Lisbeth H. Torfing (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2012), pp. 227–28

Blog Posts


    Icelandic Scribes – Scribal networks in 17th-century Iceland: The Patronage of Magnús Jónsson í Vigur (http://icelandicscribesproject.com)

    • Funded 2016–2018 by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: grant no. 654825.


    Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)

    Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), North America Chapter and Danish Chapter

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