Tolkien’s Medieval Rings

Dr. Warren Edminster (More Info)

Tolkien’s Medieval Rings

Program Dates:
July 17, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ENG 399

English Language & Literature

Course Description:
There are no better sites to explore England’s rich medieval heritage than Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral and Warwick Castle. These are just highlights among the tentative site visits in this course, which immerses you in the art, architecture and literature of medieval English society – the better to understand the cultural heritage that influenced the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Studying medieval texts such as Beowulf and Dante’s Inferno which inspired Tolkien, in addition to visiting sites in Oxford associated with him, will further enhance your understanding of what fired the creative imagination of the author of The Lord of the Rings.

Completion of First Year Composition requirement and one Humanities or Intro to Literature course, or permission of instructor.

Physical Activity Requirements:
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