J.R.R. Tolkien Middle-earth

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
In this course we will explore the philology, philosophy, ecology, and theology of J.R.R.Tolkien as expressed in his Middle-earth Legendarium. We will begin with close readings of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, looking at the literary aspects of the storytelling and exploring important sources and influences including Beowulf and Norse mythology. We will then turn to the specific tasks of exploring the four subjects mentioned above, making use of secondary scholarship such as: Shippey’s J.R.R.Tolkien Author of the Century and Kreeft’s The Philosophy of J.R.R.Tolkien. Some emphasis will be given to Tolkien’s environmental vision. 3 hrs. sem.
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FYSE 1200

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Spring 2021

FYSE1200A-S21 Seminar (Dickerson)
FYSE1200X-S21 Lab (Dickerson)
FYSE1200Y-S21 Lab (Dickerson)
FYSE1200Z-S21 Lab (Dickerson)