Nelson Goering

Nelson Goering

Nelson Goering

Lecturer; Preceptor

Dr. Nelson Goering hails from the Ocooch Mountains in Wisconsin, and holds a DPhil in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics from the University of Oxford. His research interests centre on the linguistics of the older Germanic and Indo-European languages, and he has a particular love for Old English, Old Norse, Gothic, and Avestan. His DPhil research focused on the phonological aspects of Germanic alliterative metre (including the controversial Kaluza’s law of Beowulf), and his current research project, a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford, is on Norse influence on Middle English prosody. Dr. Goering is also a lifelong reader of Tolkien, and he is especially interested in the intersection of Tolkien’s philological academic life with his creative works.

Upcoming Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LNGC 5390Introduction to Germanic Philology I12 weeksAugust 26, 2019
LITC 5305Germanic Myths and Legends12 weeksAugust 26, 2019

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LNGC 5302Beowulf in Old English12 weeksMay 6, 2019
LNGC 5301Introduction to Anglo-Saxon12 WeeksJanuary 14, 2019
LITD 5304Beowulf Through Tolkien12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LNGC 5391Introduction to Germanic Philology II12 weeksJanuary 15, 2018
LNGA 5302Language Invention Through Tolkien12 WeeksJanuary 13, 2016
LNGA 5301Philology Through Tolkien12 WeeksAugust 27, 2013

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Discussion on “Laughing Shall I Die”-2525 WeeksMay 24, 2018
Tolkien’s Sigurd and Gudrún1 WeeksApril 27, 2017
Faculty Confab April 2017: All Things Old Norse1 HoursApril 21, 2017