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Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

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A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.
The panel of guests will consider the origins and the uses of myth-making as a literary genre, the motivation which lay behind Tolkien's own myth creation, and the rise in fantasy literature during his lifetime.
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Date Published: 09 Jul 2021