John D. Niles
Professor Emeritus of Humanities
University of Wisconsin –Madison
Professor Emeritus of English
University of California – Berkeley
1460 Riverside Ave.
Boulder CO 80304
Welcome to my personal home page. This site is meant to be of use to anyone interested in my background, interests, and career.
NEW ON THIS SITE:
Click here for information about the Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists that was hosted in Madison, WI, July 31-August 6, 2011. Photos from the conference and its related excursions are available at that site.
A volume of critical essays, Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination, based on presentations made at that conference, is currently in preparation, co-edited by Stacy Klein, Jonathan Wilcox, and myself.
Recent excavations at Lejre, Denmark, have revealed yet another cluster of buildings of Iron Age and Viking Age date, as well as a small figurine that appears to represent the god Odin seated on his high seat, flanked by a pair of ravens. Click here for information about this remarkable discovery, which was made at a place whose legendary associations with the Beowulf story are well known.
REGULAR FEATURES OF THIS SITE:
Curriculum Vitae offers an outline of my academic career, my teaching experience and specialties, my higher degrees, some awards I have received, and my professional affiliations.
Publications lists in six categories my books, editions, essays, and works in progress.
Courses gives information about some courses I have taught.
Research Tools provides access to
several research tools or bibliographies relating to my academic
specialties. For the moment it posts a bibliography of
landmark publications in the early history of Old English studies, together with
a bibliography of modern scholarship on the historical development of
Old English studies.