Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

5 June 2018 5.30pm 7.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Marina Warner, Dimitra Fimi and Verlyn Flieger

Contact:

Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094

Description

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.

Tickets include entry to the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition; there is no need to book a separate exhibition ticket for the evening. The exhibition gallery will open at 5.15pm and will close at 8.30pm.

Panellists:

  • Professor Dame Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professor Verlyn Flieger, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland
  • Dr Dimitra Fimi, Senior Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Moderator:

Professor Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature, St John's College

Booking

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This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Special events
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