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Yes, Shippey can be funny -

Tol Eressea

Sep 30 2012, 8:45am

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For instance, I was amused to hear Shippey's account of his talk at Cannon Hill in Birmingham (he remembers it as 1970; it was, in fact, on 30th November 1969. I know, because I have a copy of the program of events here). The event was called 'An Afternoon in Middle-earth'.

In Roots and Branches, Shippey writes of that day:

'I was down to talk on 'Tolkien and Philology'. I was the last speaker of the day. And I went on after several speakers had discussed Tolkien and philosophy, Tolkien and sociology, Tolkien and Jungian pschology (etc). By the day's end the prospect of one more -ology had the audience heading for the rear exit in droves. Fortunately it was 1970, I had been a lecturer at Birmingham University during the student 'troubles' of that era, and I was well used to dealing with mutinous audiences. I got up in front of the platform, told them to sit back down again, and told them philology was different from other -ologies, because it was based on fact...'


Subject User Time
Shippey article in the Daily Telegraph geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 24 2012, 10:57am
    It is indeed. Thank you! // sador Send a private message to sador Sep 24 2012, 11:57am
    I thank you as well for this. // Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 24 2012, 3:36pm
    echoing the thanks -- what a great read! glad you posted this!// weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 25 2012, 2:09am
    Lovely article, thanks!// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 25 2012, 8:16am
    Thank you demnation Send a private message to demnation Sep 26 2012, 1:12am
    A lot of fun squire Send a private message to squire Sep 28 2012, 12:39am
    And he likes pizza, too! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 29 2012, 4:19am
        And a pint! geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 30 2012, 8:38am
        That's a smashing photo, gramma! // geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 30 2012, 8:39am
        Yes, Shippey can be funny - geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 30 2012, 8:45am


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