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Stefan Hall

Stefan Hall
Associate Professor
SA 277
(920) 465-2730

Hall teaches Ancient and Medieval courses. His primary scholarly interests are Scottish and Medieval Scandinavian studies. In addition he plays jazz guitar and teaches jazz guitar lessons for the UW-Green Bay Music program.

Research Interest: Currently, Dr. Hall is co-authoring a book about Trolls in ancient Icelandic literature! The book should become available sometime next year, and is being published by Cambria Press.

Recent Publications:


The Role of Medieval Scottish Poetry in Creating Scottish Identity: "Textual Nationalism." Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, 2006.

The Hrafnistumen Sagas. A book on trolls in Icelandic literature under contract with Cambria press, co-authored with Professor Michael Nagy of South Dakota State University (scheduled publication year 2013)


"Awkward Silences in Scott's Waverley" in Scottish Studies Review vol.4 no.1 (Spring 2003): pages 82-97.

"'Quham dowis thow Scot?': Scottish Identity in Blind Hary's Wallace" in Studies in Scottish Literature vols.33-34 (2004-05): pp.177-94.

"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Classical Tradition: An Introduction" pp.3-15 in Sir Gawain and the Classical Tradition (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006), edited by E. L. Risden.

"Did Anglo-Saxons Have a Sense of National Identity? The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and The Battle of Brunanburh," in Proceedings of the Great Plains Conference on Early British Literature held at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 7-8 April 2006.

"James Macpherson's Ossian: Forging Ancient Highland Identity for Scotland" pages 3-26 in Constructing Nations, Reconstructing Myth. Essays in Honour of T. A. Shippey. Edited by Andrew Wawn. Making the Middle Ages series, vol.9. Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, 2007.

"Dialogic Henryson" [on fifteenth-century Scottish poet Robert Henryson] pages 55-78 in Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, vol.14, 2007.

"Last Laughs: Torture in Medieval Icelandic Literature," pages 97-111 in Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, vol.16, 2009.

Education: Ph.D., MA English, St. Louis University, BA English Austin Peay State Univ.


  • English 335: Literary Eras: Medieval Arthurian Legends
  • English 335: Literary Eras: Medieval: Old English & Old Norse
  • English 335: Literary Eras: Medieval Celtic Literature (Irish & Welsh)
  • English 335: Literary Eras: Latin Via Ovid (language/literature course)
  • English 335: Literary Eras: Medieval Scots and Medieval Outlaws (William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Robin Hood)
  • English 335: Literary Eras: 20th Century British Literature (J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, T. H. White)
  • English 333: Literary Themes: Medieval Scottish Literature (William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, & the Black Douglases)
  • English 436: Major Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • English 436 : Major Authors: Chaucer
  • English 338: World Literature: Scandinavia (Icelandic Sagas, Folklore, Poetry, and Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Halldór Laxness)
  • English 338: World Literature: Ancient & Medieval Myths (Homer’s Odyssey, Völsunga Saga, Early Irish Myths & Sagas)
  • English 340: History of the English Language (A fascinating historical, linguistic, and literary survey of the development of the English language from the Anglo-Saxons of the 8th century through Chaucer, Shakespeare, and modern dialects.)