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J.R.R. Tolkien
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1 Is Jin Yong 'China's Tolkien'?

A comparison of the Hong Kong author Jin Yong and J. R. R. Tolkien by Jonathan Hui, English...

Jonathan Hui
2 Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn...

Marina Warner, Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi
3 Tolkien's turning point: Tolkien and the history of tongues

Tom Shippey's lecture will move from the detail to the (eventual) design of Tolkien's languages...

Tom Shippey
4 Tolkien's 'Beowulf' and the Critics

Professor Andy Orchard digs deeper into Tolkien's edition of Beowulf and his lecture on the poem...

Andy Orchard
5 Middle English: 'The Tree of Tongues' Tolkien's Medieval languages

This lecture is on Tolkien and middle english. Professor Carolyne Larrington, Tutorial Fellow in...

Carolyne Larrington
6 Medieval Welsh: 'The Tree of Tongues' Tolkien's Medieval Languages

Tolkien once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'; this talk explores how the...

Mark Williams
7 Gothic: 'The Tree of Tongues' Tolkien's Medieval Languages

Elizabeth Solopova, Lecturer in English Literature, Christ Church, Oxford. Tolkien wrote that he...

Elizabeth Solopova
8 Old English: 'The Tree of Tongues' Tolkien's Medieval Languages:

Mark Atherton, Senior Lecturer in English, Regent's Park College, Oxford, gives the fourth talk...

Mark Atherton
9 Old Norse: 'The Tree of Tongues' Tolkien's Medieval Languages

Eleanor Parker, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, Brasenose College, Oxford, gives the...

Eleanor Parker
10 What is the 'Silmarillion'?

This lecture is an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's third major work, 'The Silmarillion' (1977...

Grace Khuri
11 Verse and Prose in Fantasy Literature

In this video, Katherine Olley gives an analysis of two forms that dominate fantasy literature:...

Katherine Olley
12 Approaching Fantasy Literature

This shortened version of a lecture seeks to introduce the listener to the concept of fantasy...

Stuart Lee
13 Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century

Maria Sachiko Cecire introduces the idea of an Oxford School of children’s fantasy literature,...

Maria Sachiko Cecire
14 Middle Earth and Tolkien's Digital Afterlives

Stuart Lee traces how Tolkien's Middle-earth and especially 'The Lord of the Rings' have been...

Stuart Lee
15 The Stories of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee and Margaret Kean explore the digital afterlives of these...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee, Margaret Kean
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1 What Tolkien learnt from Beowulf: Representations of Evil

Smaug the Golden, Sauron the Terrible, the Balrog of Moria... These are some of J. R. R. Tolkien...

Rafael J. Pascual
2 Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary: 'The Ring of Words'

A discussion with the authors of 'The Ring of Words', an exploration into Tolkien's work as a...

Stuart Lee, Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, Edmund Weiner
3 Tolkien and Languages: Ancient and Invented

Interview with Dr Elizabeth Solopova from the Bodlian Library on the influence of medieval...

Elizabeth Solopova, Stuart Lee
4 Talking Tolkien: The influences of Medieval Literature on the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova discuss the influences of medieval literature on the fiction...

Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova
5 J.R.R. Tolkien: Medievalist and Mythmaker

These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature...

Stuart Lee
6 J.R.R. Tolkien 'Beyond the Shoreless Sea'

These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature...

Stuart Lee
7 Tolkien and Medieval Literature

These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature...

Elizabeth Solopova
8 Tolkien's Languages

These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature...

Elizabeth Solopova
9 The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's Legacy

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of the final volume of Tolkien’s fantasy...

Elleke Boehmer, Stuart Lee, Patrick Curry, Dimitra Fimi, Andy Orchard
10 Interview: Catherine Butler

An interview with Dr Catherine Butler (Cardiff University) by Will Brockbank (Oxford). Dr Butler...

Catherine Butler, Will Brockbank
11 The Hobbit at the Bodleian: World Book Day

Judith Priestman, curator of the Bodleian library, discusses the World Book Day 2010 exhibition...

Judith Priestman