Minor in Popular Culture Studies - Tolkien: Fantasy and Medievalism ENGL 2235   Tolkien: Fantasy and Medievalism
This course will examine the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. Topics could include the development of high fantasy, the question of escapism, alternate worlds, heroes and anti-heroes, Norse and medieval mythology, language-creation, Tolkien’s medieval scholarship, the Inklings, Tolkien and Christianity, and Tolkien’s work in the context of twentieth-century wars and politics.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Any course or combination of courses that satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Requirement