Tolkien Lectures Victoria University
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Tolkien: Fiction and Films
In partnership with the Victoria University Alumni Association
We are pleased to offer this sequel to The Lord of the Rings and Medieval Literature run in November 2001. This series focuses further on Tolkien’s influences and inspirations in The Lord of the Rings.
03352A 1 October
Tolkien: scholar and author with Robert Easting and Christine Franzen
How Tolkien’s career as a philologist affects his fiction.
(Repeat of November 2001 lecture.)
03352B 8 October
The language and the songs of The Lord of the Rings with Robert Easting
Tolkien’s attention to choices of language and style in The Lord of the Rings, and an examination of the range of verses incorporated in the story.
03352C 15 October
The Silmarillion: pre-history of The Lord of the Rings with Christine Franzen
An introduction to the larger history of Middle Earth during the First and Second Ages as depicted in The Silmarillion.
03352D 22 October
Reaching the Grey Havens with Richard Taylor
The long journey to the completion of the film trilogy.
When enrolling, please indicate which lecture(s) you wish to attend.
Robert Easting is a Reader and Christine Franzen a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Victoria University.
Richard Taylor is Director of Weta Workshop, responsible for the special effects, costumes, make-up, miniature sets, props, etc, for The Lord of the Rings, and has been working on the filming for the last six years.
Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 October
Lecture Theatre 105, Hugh Mackenzie Building, VUW – Kelburn
Fee per lecture: $25 ($22)
Fee per series: $88 ($79)
NB $16 per lecture, $58 for series to current Victoria University
Alumni Association members