ONLINE CLASS: Tolkien: The Silmarillion (20102)

Three Sundays: October 4, 18, 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

$110 (10% off for members)

The Silmarillion. Christopher Tolkien's one-volume edition of his father's "mythology for England" is the pocket version of a vast and many layered epic, years in the writing but left unfinished at its creator's death in 1973. We'll look at when and why Tolkien became a mythmaker, track his "secondary world" as it developed, and explore how it grew out of his invention of languages. Three Sundays: October 4, 18, 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

The Silmarillion 

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.

SKU: 9787000008168
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ISBN: 9780544338012
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Published: Mariner Books - October 7th, 2014