National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers, Teaching “Beowulf” in the Context of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature this summer.
Directed by Jana Schulman, this Institute focuses on the Old English poem “Beowulf,” engaging participants in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the poem and its cultural and historical background in conjunction with various Old Norse-Icelandic texts. All primary texts will be read in translation. Visiting and guest scholars include R.D. Fulk, Dawn Hadley, Heather O’Donoghue, Gísli Sigur∂sson, and Kevin Wanner. To be held in Kalamazoo, MI, this four-week Summer Institute runs from June 19 through July 15. Applications are due by March 1, 2016.
The institute’s website is wmich.edu/beowulf