Dean of Language & Literature; Lecturer; Preceptor; Coach
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.
|ID||Course Name||Duration||Start Date|
|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|
|LNGC 5390||Introduction to Germanic Philology I||12 weeks||August 26, 2019|
|LITC 5305||Germanic Myths and Legends||12 weeks||August 26, 2019|
|LNGC 5301||Introduction to Anglo-Saxon||12 Weeks||January 14, 2019|
|ID||Event Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Signum Symposium: Roundtable on Summer 2020 Courses||1 Hours||April 21, 2020|
|Thesis Theater: Richard Rohlin – Critical Edition and Translation of the Old Norse Hervararkviða||1 Hours||November 13, 2018|
|Discussion on “Laughing Shall I Die”||1 Hours||May 24, 2018|
|Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable||1 Hours||April 25, 2018|