Whoops, there isn’t actually any room left.
Sorry for the lack of updates, but the semester is starting and I’ve been pretty busy. I’m excited to finally teach Norse Mythology after dancing around it so long (I’ve taught several subjects close to it). Including this course, I think I will have taught every undergrad course in Old Norse material that Berkeley routinely offers, plus the 201 series (grad level Old Norse language and literature). Looking forward to this class the most though.
Apparently lots of other people are too. There is space for 48 people in the course. Over 60 showed up the first day (I think it was close to 70– there were a lot of people sitting on the floor). Obviously I am the most amazing and popular Norse Mythology instructor in the entire universe. Well, OK, that’s not actually a large number compared to enrollment in lower division humanities courses, or even some of the more central upper division lecture courses, but I think it’s still pretty decent for a tiny field like this, and it’s the largest course I’ve ever taught. I wish they had given me room for more students though…
Below is a perfectly accurate self portrait. Maybe would have been better to paint this back when I actually got my PhD… but I didn’t have a blog then (or these nifty digital art programs).
Excited about this semester.