Jana Schulman

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Jana K. Schulman
Professor of English and Director of the Medieval Institute
Office: 
(269) 387-2627
Fax: 
(269) 387-2562
Location: 
924 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49003-5331 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Germanic Philology, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • M.A., Germanic Philology, University of Minnesota, 1992
  • M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1983
  • B.A., English, Barnard College, 1981
  • B.Ph.Isl., Icelandic for Foreigners, University of Iceland, 1998
Teaching interests: 
  • Medieval literature
  • Vikings history and culture
  • Law and literature in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Old Norse
Research interests: 
  • Old English language and culture
  • Comparative medieval literature
  • Medieval women
Bio: 

Dr. Jana Schulman is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.

Schulman is the editor of The Rise of the Medieval World (Greenwood, 2002), co-editor of Women and Medieval Epic: Gender, Genre, and the Limits of Epic Masculinity (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), co-editor of Beowulf at Kalamazoo: Essays in Translation and Performance (Medieval Institute Publications, 2012), and editor and translator of The Laws of Later Iceland: Jónsbók (A-Q Verlag, 2010).

Her essays have appeared in Scandinavian Studies and the Germanic Review as well as in essay collections; she has reviewed publications for the Journal of English and Germanic Philology and Speculum. Schulman has been the recipient of a faculty research and a WMU creative activities support grant (2003-04), a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers (2001), National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the topic of "Teaching Beowulf in the Context of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature" (2016), and several Fulbright grants for research in Iceland.