Sep 25, 2022  
2019-2020 
    
2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 345 - J.R.R. Tolkien

1-3 credits
Detailed study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, with particular emphasis on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Simarillion, and Tolkien’s critical writings. Examination of genre considerations, including the origins of the world-building model of contemporary fantasy fiction and comparison of written and cinematic versions. Biographical, historical, formalist, feminist, ecocriticial, and other approaches will also be explored by students enrolled for 2 credits and students enrolled for 3 credits will practice teaching Tolkien at the secondary level. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Recommended: lower-level introduction to literature or advanced literature course or permission of Program Chair.



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