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Tolkien’s Middle-earth

Follow Dr. Verlyn Flieger into Tolkien’s mythology and world this Spring.

Tolkien's World of Middle-earth

Join Dr. Verlyn Flieger for a study of Tolkien’s major fiction.  The class will start by looking at the theory behind his work, including his two major essays, Beowulf: The Monsters & the Critics and On Fairy-stories.  Journeying further into Tolkien’s mythology, students will read Beowulf and The Silmarillion and discover how a hobbit named Bilbo and his magic ring fit into this world – and have continued to affect our own….

Travel into Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth