From Mead-Hall to Mordor: The Celtic and Germanic Roots of Tolkien’s Fiction

ENGL 1311L S01 [CRN: 26149]

This course traces the sources used by J.R.R. Tolkien in writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, including tales drawn from Old English, Norse, Welsh, and Irish literatures. You will be introduced to different medieval genres as you consider how the nature and gender of the hero change in specific cultural and linguistic moments.
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
03