Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 256

Tolkien and his Worlds


Description

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.

Availability 2022

Summer School

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Claudia Marquis

Reading/Texts

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

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ENGLISH 256: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

60 points passed

Restrictions

ENGLISH 306


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