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Michael Drout Guest Lecture

NewDroutCoverPhotoYou are invited to attend a guest lecture hosted by Mythgard Academy. This lecture is free and open to the public.

On Monday, March 23rd, at 6:00 EST, Dr. Michael Drout will speak on “Lexomic Analysis of Beowulf and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Scholarship on the Poem: A Confluence.”

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This is the first in a Guest Lectures series that the Mythgard Academy will be hosting throughout this year.

Michael Drout is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He has published several books of scholarship on Tolkien, Anglo-Saxon literature in general, and Beowulf in particular, including J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, Of Sorcerers and Men: Tolkien and the Roots of Modern Fantasy Literature, and Beowulf and the Critics. He is active in the promotion and dissemination of spoken Old English texts, and has himself made many recordings of Old English poetry and prose. His important work at Wheaton College’s Lexomics Research Group has led to the development of new, computer-assisted methods of textual analysis.