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I'm in a Tolkien class!

Tol Eressea

Feb 5 2013, 11:04pm

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I'm in a Tolkien class! Can't Post

Hello all,

I know I haven't posted in a while-- silly college is taking up all of my time. :) (in a good way, of course)

This is my last semester of undergrad, and the first semester since I've been in college that one of my favorite professors is offering her quadrennial Tolkien class. English majors here have a 20th century British Lit requirement that is usually offered in the form of a seminar on a specific author or a single book (the other possible 20th cen. Brit lit course for this semester was Ulysses, by James Joyce). The professor is infamous for capping this class at fifteen students, so getting in has apparently always been a bit of a struggle. Fortunately for me, registration is based on number of hours taken, and being a second-semester senior who is essentially triple-majoring, I got in!

I've only been in it for a couple of weeks, but so far, it's been absolutely fantastic. On our syllabus for the semester, we've got TH, LOTR, the Sil, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles, On Fairy-Stories, the Monster and the Critic, Beowulf, The Elder Edda, and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. For our final project, we can design any type of creative research project -- something I have been considering is a couple of music compositions to which I can set some of the poems in LOTR.

The course is really fascinating, particularly when we're discussing some of Tolkien's theories of language and the execution of his theories in the books/essays we read-- I have tons of pages of typed notes already. If people are interested, I could post a weekly thread on some of the class topics/discussions, either here or in the Reading Room (since we're only discussing written works). Any thoughts? If anybody's interested, it might serve as some interesting discussion!

Even though I haven't been posting often, it's great to stop in and see everybody! Laugh

‎"When we can take green from grass, blue from heaven, and red from blood, we have already an enchanter's power—upon one plane; and the desire to wield that power in the world
external to our minds awakes."
--J. R. R. Tolkien

Mozart and Chocolate

Subject User Time
I'm in a Tolkien class! Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Feb 5 2013, 11:04pm
    Congratulations! Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 5 2013, 11:19pm
    Wow! Tolkien overload in a wonderful way! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 5 2013, 11:27pm
        yes, please, and 'here' Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 6 2013, 5:04am
        I think here is best. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 6 2013, 5:13am
        Main it is! Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Feb 7 2013, 11:09pm
    Such Fun IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 6 2013, 1:30am
        Yes yes yes. ..Bomby... votes 3 Times/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 6 2013, 1:55am
    I was hoping you'd get into this class! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 6 2013, 3:32pm
        LOL Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Feb 7 2013, 11:11pm
            Yes Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 8 2013, 3:56pm
    That would be great The White Wizard Send a private message to The White Wizard Feb 8 2013, 1:25am
    That's awesome! Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 8 2013, 4:05pm
    Excellent Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 10:20pm


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