Feb 01, 2023  
College Catalog 2015-2016 
    
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ENGL 389 - Lord of the Rings: JRR Tolkien


An in-depth study of Tolkien’s stories and of the medieval works that influenced them. Readings include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and shorter Tolkien works such as Farmer Giles of Ham, alongside influences such as Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Snorri Sturlusson’s Edda, The Saga of the Volsungs, and selections from Chaucer, The Kalevala, and the Arthurian legends. We will also delve into Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of Tolkien as well as short lessons in the languages of Finnish and Elvish.

Pre-req: ENGL 110 ENGL 120 ENGL 220 , or ENGL 221 
4 credits



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