English Area Groupings - 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: Completion of 6.0 credit hours at the 1000 level in ENGL, CRWR, KING or PERF