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Live in the UK? Wanna Meet Tom Shippey?

March 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm by xoanon  - 

The School of Education at UWIC has the pleasure to present Tom Shippey Professor Emeritus of English,
St. Louis University who will be delivering an Open Lecture entitled: Writing into the Gap: Tolkien’s The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

Tom Shippey has published extensively on medieval literature, and has recently been working on ‘medievalism’ and romantic nationalism, focusing on the work of Jacob Grimm. He established Tolkien scholarship by his acclaimed monograph The Road to Middle-earth, now supplemented by J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. As the foremost Tolkien scholar, he contributed in the documentaries associated with Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.

Wednesday 23 March 2011,
7 pm Lecture Theatre 4
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff
Admission is free but numbers are limited, to book your place please email:

Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Events, Fans, Lectures & Education, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, Tolkien on March 4, 2011 by

One response to “Live in the UK? Wanna Meet Tom Shippey?”

  1. Timdalf says:

    I would love it if he came to NYC sometime… I would love to quiz him about his lack of accuracy on Wagner’s Ring Cycle (the other great telling of the Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun)… For example, he claims in one article dealing with Wagner, his Norse sources (which are the same for JRRT) that Brünnhilde (the Gudrun of Wagner’s telling) gives the evil Ring to Siegfried… when in fact he rips it from her in a quasi-rape scene! He’s and expert on Tolkien and his sources but what he doesn’t like or know about Wagner could fill a whole saga! 😉

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