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

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LNGC 5390 Introduction to Germanic Philology I 12 weeks August 29, 2022
LITD 5304 Beowulf Through Tolkien 12 Weeks August 29, 2022

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITC 5305 Germanic Myths and Legends 12 weeks May 2, 2022
LNGC 5303 Old Saxon: Heliand and Genesis 12 weeks January 10, 2022
LNGC 5302 Beowulf in Old English 12 weeks August 30, 2021
LNGC 5301 Introduction to Old English 12 Weeks May 3, 2021
LNGC 5320 Introduction to the Gothic Language 12 weeks January 11, 2021
LNGC 5391 Introduction to Germanic Philology II 12 weeks January 13, 2020
LNGA 5302 Language Invention Through Tolkien 12 Weeks January 13, 2016
LNGA 5301 Philology Through Tolkien 12 Weeks August 27, 2013

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