Lecture on Tolkien and Beowulf

November 7, starting at noon, I’ll be talking at The Citadel library on the topic of Tolkien and Beowulf. It should be a low-key affair, but it should also be a fun one: I’ll mainly be presenting my current work on this subject, including my discoveries in the Tolkien Archive this summer.

In the past few weeks I’ve been at conferences in Decatur, GA and Phoenix, AZ, and I’m getting pretty tired. Thankfully, after this upcoming lecture I think I’ll be taking a speaking break until JordanCon in Roswell, GA next April. Not long after that, in May, I’ll be speaking about John Gower at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI.

And then … I don’t know. Thoughts?

5 Comments

  1. Hello,

    will your work on Tolkien and Beowulf, including your discoveries in the Tolkien Archive, be published somewhere?

  2. I hope so, Johan. I’ve published a number of articles on Tolkien already, and these latest efforts are being written up right now. Once I get them worked up, I’ll see who wants the results!

  3. Anita Livingston

    Very exciting stuff. Please let us know how it turns out. I did not know the Library had a lecture hall. Is this a bit unusual or does the library host a series of lectures?

  4. @Anita Livingston It should be fun, albeit brief. It’s not really a lecture hall — more like a corner of the library where folks can gather around.

    This is part of a series sponsored by the local chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

  5. I hope so, Johan. I’ve published a number of articles on Tolkien already, and these latest efforts are being written up right now. Once I get them worked up, I’ll see who wants the results!
    +1

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