The Nature of Middle-earth
Join Dr. Corey Olsen for a free online discussion of Carl F. Hostetter’s beautiful edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Nature of Middle-earth.” Tolkien’s later writings, previously unpublished notes, are presented for the first time as of publication just this past summer in the tradition of The History of Middle-earth.
Both natural history and philosophy are integral to the “nature” of Middle-earth, and this work continues to help readers and scholars glimpse the bones and crags and heights of the world we love so well.
On Hobbit Day — September 22, 2021 — the conversation begins.
Life is Too Short to Read Fast! In each class session, Corey will end by forecasting what he will likely discuss for next time and how far ahead folks should read. You can simply attend and hear it from him or find the current read-to goal here: For January 26, please read through chapter 12 of Part Two.