Skip to comments.Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún: a lecture
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 Jacksons 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
I still think Tolkien used alot of Wagners Ideas... For LOR!
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 ....