Minor in Popular Culture Studies - Tolkien: Fantasy and Medievalism ENGL 2235   Tolkien: Fantasy and Medievalism
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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