LIT 370/HON 270: Studies in Literature
Class Meetings: Monday/Thursday 11:00am-12:20pm
Few writers in the English language are as iconic, and rarely taught, as J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In this course, we will explore the sources for Tolkien’s imagined world (Beowulf, Volsunga Saga, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) and study his literary and critical output. The syllabus will include the literary works published during his lifetime, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Smith of Wootton Major, as well as selections from posthumous works.