Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Director of the Graduate School of Language and Literature; Lecturer; Preceptor

Paul Peterson, a live and breathing Germanic philologist, holds an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Paul Peterson, a proud native of Minnesota, holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he studied Germanic philology and learned to read every Old Germanic language. He also holds an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland. His primary area of specialization is Old Norse language and literature, especially Old Norse nicknames and medieval Scandinavian law. In addition to mastery in Old Norse, he enjoys reading original texts in Gothic, Old Saxon, Old English, Old High German, Old Frisian, and Middle Dutch. He believes that a deeper perspective on medieval texts is possible by emphasizing the original manuscript contexts of literature, and enjoys teaching paleography alongside Old Germanic languages and literature.

Samples of Dr. Peterson’s papers are available on his website

Upcoming Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LNGC 5390 Introduction to Germanic Philology I 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 5311 Eddic Poetry in Old Norse 12 weeks August 31, 2020
LNGC 5310 Introduction to Old Norse 12 weeks May 4, 2020
LNGC 5391 Introduction to Germanic Philology II 12 weeks January 13, 2020

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