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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

No 20th-century author has been more influential than Tolkien, and The Lord of the Rings all but created modern fantasy. This course spends the first week looking at Tolkien's work and its adaptations, including Jackson's films, and the second week on later fantasies indebted to, or reacting against, Tolkien's example.


Course dates

07 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

24 Jul 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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