Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Dean of School of Language & 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

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LNGC 5311Eddic Poetry in Old Norse12 weeksAugust 31, 2020

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LNGC 5310Introduction to Old Norse12 weeksMay 4, 2020
LNGC 5391Introduction to Germanic Philology II12 weeksJanuary 13, 2020
LNGC 5390Introduction to Germanic Philology I12 weeksAugust 26, 2019
LITC 5305Germanic Myths and Legends12 weeksAugust 26, 2019

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