ONLINE CLASS: Tolkien in Tradition: From Arthur to Aotrou (2142)

Three Sundays: March 14, 21, 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Price: 
$100.00 (10% off for members)

Best known for his own mythology, J.R.R. Tolkien was equally at home with the myths of other cultures from British to Breton, Norse to Finnish.  We’ll read and evaluate his take on the legendary King Arthur (British), the heroic Sigurd (Norse), the tragic Kullervo of Finnish legend, and the dark and doomed Lord (Aotrou) of Brittany. Discussion encouraged. Questions welcome. Three Sundays: March 14, 21, 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Online Class.

Reading Schedule:

March 14:

The Fall of Arthur,  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor) 9780544227835

March 21:

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor) 9780547394572

March 28:

The Story of Kullervo, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger (Editor) 9780544947245

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger (Editor) 9781328557520

Required Texts:

The Fall of Arthur,  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor) 9780544227835

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor) 9780547394572

The Story of Kullervo, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger (Editor) 9780544947245

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger (Editor) 9781328557520

 

 

Verlyn Flieger is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, where for 36 years she taught courses in Tolkien, Medieval Literature, and Comparative Mythology. She is the author of five critical books on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, Splintered Light, A Question of Time, Interrupted Music, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien, and There Would Always Be A Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien. She edited the Extended edition of Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major. With Carl Hostetter she edited Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth, and with Douglas A. Anderson she edited the Expanded Edition of Tolkien On Fairy-Stories. With Michael Drout and David Bratman she is a co-editor of the yearly journal Tolkien Studies. She has also published two fantasy novels, Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies’ Caww, an Arthurian novella, Avilion, and the short stories "Green Hill Country" and "Igraine at Tintagel."

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Fall of Arthur Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544227835
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Published: Mariner Books - May 27th, 2014

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547394572
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Published: Mariner Books - September 10th, 2010

The Story of Kullervo Cover Image
$14.99
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Published: Mariner Books - August 8th, 2017

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328557520
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Published: Mariner Books - November 6th, 2018