NEH Award

It’s time to share this one. I was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend for the summer institute “Teaching Beowulf in the Context of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature” that begins in one month. Great to be back at the WMU Medieval Institute Alumni and Friends again.

This four-week institute, under the Medieval Institute director Jana Schulman, together with guest lecturers in the fields of medieval archaeology, folklore and oral tradition, “Beowulf,” Old Norse-Icelandic literature, and Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon religions, will engage 25 summer scholars with more detailed background information about the culture, religions and history of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. These noted scholars (including J. D. Fulk) will provide us with a greater and synergetic awareness of and appreciation for the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland.

The institute is the first NEH Summer Institute to be held in Kalamazoo since Dr. Paul Szarmach, former director of the Medieval Institute, directed one in 1999 on Anglo-Saxon England.


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