Pabar writes: Thomas Shippey will be giving a lecture on The Lord of the Rings at the Unversity of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada this week. The lecture is part of the Lansdowne Lecture series and is free and open to the public:
Title: “From Book to Screen: Problems Tolkien set for Jackson”
Thursday, 5 February, 7:30 p.m. in FRA 159
Thomas Shippey has kept two interests for many years: medieval literature, especially the earliest literature of Anglo-Saxon England, and modern fantasy and science fiction. These two interests come together in his two much-reprinted and translated books on J.R.R. Tolkien. Professor Shippey is uniquely qualified to opine on all things Tolkien: he taught at Oxford University at the same time as J.R.R. Tolkien, and as Professor of English Language at Leeds he inherited Tolkien’s chair and syllabus. He has been an advisor on Director Peter Jackson’s three Lord of the Rings movies.