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John D. Niles

Professor Emeritus of Humanities

University of Wisconsin –Madison

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Professor Emeritus of English

University of California – Berkeley

1460 Riverside Ave.

Boulder CO 80304

USA


jdniles@wisc.edu

 

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.

Besides having taught in the Department of English at UW-Madison, I have been affiliated with four other academic units:

Celtic Studies

Folklore

Medieval Studies

Religious Studies

 


 

 

 

 
 

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