Fans of JRR Tolkien and Fantasy Literature are set to be taken on a voyage of discovery following the launch of two exciting new on-line courses at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. The courses will be taught by Dr Dimitra Fimi, starting in October 2010, and will be open to students and adult learners all over the world. Fantasy Literature: From Victorian Fairy Tales to Modern Imaginary Worlds will explore the fascinating world of fantasy literature, from its Victorian roots to its latest examples.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth and Middle-earth in Context will examine J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium, from his much-loved The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, to his extended mythology. For more information please visit the courses website at here. For Frequently Asked Questions see here.