Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Gothic

17 October 2018 1.15pm 2.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Elizabeth Solopova, Christ Church.

Contact:

Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

    Tolkien wrote that he was 'fascinated' with the 'beautiful' Gothic language that he started to study at school, and his literary works attest to this interest. The talk explores the influence of the history of the Goths and Gothic written tradition on Tolkien as a writer and scholar.

    This series, convened by Stuart Lee, presents five Oxford academics who examine the medieval languages that J.R.R.Tolkien studied and taught. Each lecture presents a short introduction to a language and its literature.

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