Dr Corey Olsen of the Mythgard Institute will be teaching an online course focusing on J.R.R. Tolkien’s poetry starting May this year.
From his undergraduate days through the final phase of his literary career, Tolkien was a prolific poet. No matter what he was doing or how overwhelmed with other work he was, he continued to produce poems. Indeed, it seems that Tolkien’s lyric poetry was very near the heart of his creative process. This semester, we will examine Tolkien’s short poetic works in detail, taking a chronological look at Tolkien’s career through the window of his poetry. Starting with his early fairy poetry and ending with his final poetic retrospective in the Adventures of Tom Bombadil, we will take a journey through Tolkien’s poems that will provide you a refreshing new insight into Tolkien’s imagined worlds.
This is a fantastic opportunity to study an often-overlooked aspect of Tolkien’s literary work. Head over to the Mythgard Institute to enroll.
If you’re a member of the Tolkien Society you can get a 15% discount if you choose to audit the class. The discount code is available in the Members’ Area. If you’re not already a member, join us today.
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