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Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún: a lecture
British Fantasy Society ^ | March 4, 2011 | Peter Coleborn

Posted on 03/04/2011 11:39:32 AM PST by Immerito

At The School of Education, UWIC (The University of Wales in Cardiff), Tom Shippey, Professor Emeritus of English, St. Louis University, will deliver an Open Lecture called: Writing into the Gap: Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

Tom Shippey has published extensively on medieval literature, and has recently been working on ‘medievalism’ and romantic nationalism, focusing on the work of Jacob Grimm. He established Tolkien scholarship by his acclaimed monograph The Road to Middle-earth, now supplemented by J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. As the foremost Tolkien scholar, he contributed in the documentaries associated with Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.

When: Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 7.00 pm. Where: Lecture Theatre 4, Cyncoed Campus Cardiff. Admission is free but numbers are limited; to book your place please email:

TOPICS: Books/Literature; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: jrrtolkien; shippey; sigurdandgudrun; tolkien
Posted should any UK Freepers (or American Freepers who happen to be abroad) be interested in attending.
1 posted on 03/04/2011 11:39:37 AM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

I still think Tolkien used alot of Wagners Ideas... For LOR!

2 posted on 03/04/2011 12:11:24 PM PST by crazydad
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To: crazydad

Wagner and Tolkien relied on Nordic mythological sources. However, as a scholar of Germanic languages cultural history such as Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse, Tolkien surely knew this source material better than did Wagner. Far better ....

3 posted on 03/04/2011 1:22:19 PM PST by dodger
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