Larry Swain

Larry Swain

Larry Swain

Lecturer & Preceptor

Larry Swain used to work in IT and libraries after receiving his B.A. in Religion-Greek and Linguistics. After 15 years, he earned an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University and then a PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His academic work focuses on early medieval preservation and appropriation of classical literature and culture. In addition, he co-edits the journal The Heroic Age, has worked on the Old English Newsletter, and writes about archeology for the Year’s Work in Old English Studies. Books are his passion. There is no such thing as too many books as Swain’s home and office testify. Like many, his imagination was baptized by reading the Inklings in his youth, and reading those who influenced them. He cooks and is a respectable home chef. He also has a fascination with China and its cultures.

Upcoming Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITC 5306 Classical Myths and Legends 12 weeks January 13, 2020

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITC 5305 Germanic Myths and Legends 12 weeks August 26, 2019
LNGC 5302 Beowulf in Old English 12 weeks May 6, 2019
LNGC 5301 Introduction to Anglo-Saxon 12 Weeks January 14, 2019
LITA 5305 The Story of the Hobbit 12 Weeks May 7, 2018

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Thesis Theater: Sara Waldorf 1 Hours June 11, 2019
Signum Symposium: Spring 2019 Faculty Roundtable (Take 2) 1 Hours January 8, 2019
Signum Symposium: Spring 2019 Faculty Roundtable 1 Hours December 11, 2018
Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable 1 Hours April 25, 2018