Eric Shane Bryan <firstname.lastname@example.org> received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University and is currently Associate Professor of English at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on early British and world literature, mythology and folklore, the history of the English language, and medieval literature. During his time at Missouri S&T, Dr. Bryan has received eight teaching awards.
Dr. Bryan’s research interests include Old Norse literature, Icelandic folklore, historical pragmatics, the history of English, and the Christianization of Scandinavia. He has received research grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the University of Missouri Research Board. He recently saw the publication of his monograph entitled Icelandic Folklore and the Cultural Memory of Religious Change, and his latest book, Discourse in Old Norse Literature, will be published in June of 2021.
For more information, see: https://mst.academia.edu/EricBryan
Eric Shane Bryan. Discourse in Old Norse Literature. Monograph. Cambridge, U.K.: D. S. Brewer, Forthcoming, June 2021. https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781843845973/discourse-in-old-norse-literature/
Eric Shane Bryan. Icelandic Folklore and the Cultural Memory of Religious Change. Leeds, U.K.: Arc Humanities Press, 2021. https://arc-humanities.org/products/i-7399-103101-62-6916-2/
Eric Shane Bryan and Alexander Vaughan Ames, eds. Literary Speech Acts of the Medieval North: Essays Inspired by the works of Thomas A. Shippey. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2020. https://www.acmrs.org/9780866986106/literary-speech-acts-of-the-medieval-north/
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Eric Shane Bryan. “Don’t Kill the Messenger: Felicity Conditions in Old Norse Conversion Narratives.” In Pragmatics and Proverbs of the Medieval North: Essays on Medieval Literary Speech Acts, edited by Eric Shane Bryan and Alexander Vaughan Ames, 117-39. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2020.
Eric Shane Bryan and Alexander Vaughan Ames. “Preface.” In Pragmatics and Proverbs of the Medieval North: Essays on Medieval Literary Speech Acts, edited by Eric Shane Bryan and Alexander Vaughan Ames, xiii-xvii. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2020.
Eric Shane Bryan. “Prospective Memory of Death in Old Norse and Icelandic Sources.” Neophilologus 103.4 (2019): 543-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11061-019-09609-6
Eric Shane Bryan. “Back the Way We Came! The Place of Old Norse in the History of the English Language.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 28.1 (2018): 55-73.
Eric Shane Bryan. “The Moon Glides, Death Rides: Pejoration and Aborted Otherworldly Journeys in ‘The Dead Bridegroom Carries off his Bride’ (ATU 365)” Intégrité 16.1 (2017): 13-30.
“Indirect Aggression: A Pragmatic Analysis of the Quarrel of the Queens in Völsungasaga, Þiðreks Saga, and Das Nibelungenlied.” Neophilologus 97.2 (2013): 349-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11061-012-9322-4
“Conversion and Convergence: The Role and Function of Women in Post-medieval Icelandic Folktales.” Scandinavian Studies 83.2 (2011): 165-190.
Upcoming Course Offerings
English 3001: Special Topics—The Works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien (Fall 2021)
English 3302: History and Structure of the English Language (Spring 2022)
English 3001: Discourse Analysis (Spring 2022)
English 3234: Mythology and Folklore (Online, Every Summer)
English 1211: British Literature I: Beginnings to 1800 (Every Fall)
Extreme Nature and the Supernatural in Iceland (Iceland, 3-week Summer Study Abroad)
Geoffrey Chaucer’s London (London, England: Missouri-London Program)
Myth and Folklore of the British Isles (London, England: Missouri-London Program)
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