Tolkien and his Worlds
Examines Tolkien’s primary fictional texts, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in relation to the author’s ideas about fantasy and world-building, his use of Celtic, German and Christian mythology, and the adaptation of the novels into film.
For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ENGLISH 256.
Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
Coordinator(s) Dr Claudia Marquis
Any edition of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit is acceptable
JRR Tolkien, Tree and Leaf
A small selection from the Beowulf text will be available under "Modules"
And, of course, Peter Jackson's films -- Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Coursework + exam
ENGLISH 256: 15 points
60 points passed