Nelson Goering

Nelson Goering


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.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Tolkien’s Sigurd and Gudrún 1 Weeks April 27, 2017
Faculty Confab April 2017: All Things Old Norse 1.5 Hours April 21, 2017


ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LNGC 5391 Introduction to Germanic Philology II 12 weeks January 15, 2018
LITD 5304 Beowulf Through Tolkien 12 Weeks January 15, 2018
LNGC 5310 Introduction to Old Norse 12 weeks January 15, 2018
LNGC 5302 Beowulf in Old English 12 weeks August 28, 2017
LNGC 5390 Introduction to Germanic Philology I 12 weeks August 28, 2017
LNGC 5301 Introduction to Anglo-Saxon 12 Weeks May 8, 2017
LNGA 5302 Language Invention Through Tolkien 12 Weeks January 13, 2016
LNGA 5301 Philology Through Tolkien 12 Weeks August 27, 2013