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 5391 Introduction to Germanic Philology II 12 weeks January 13, 2020

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LNGC 5390 Introduction to Germanic Philology I 12 weeks August 26, 2019
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
LITD 5304 Beowulf Through Tolkien 12 Weeks January 15, 2018
LNGA 5302 Language Invention Through Tolkien 12 Weeks January 13, 2016
LNGA 5301 Philology Through Tolkien 12 Weeks August 27, 2013

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Discussion on “Laughing Shall I Die” 1 Hours May 24, 2018
Tolkien’s Sigurd and Gudrún 1 Weeks April 27, 2017
Faculty Confab April 2017: All Things Old Norse 1 Hours April 21, 2017