Well, the truth behind the word hobbit, anyway.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be giving a brief talk at the College of Charleston about the medieval origins of Tolkien’s most famous (supposed) coinage. Mine is the last paper in a set of three about Tolkien, the first session in the annual meeting of the Philological Association of the Carolinas. The other papers are from Keith Kelly of Georgia Gwinnett College and Noah Koubenec of The Citadel. Should be quite entertaining and educational.
9 am tomorrow. Tate Center.
The truth is out there.