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Saturday, October 26 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mythological Story-telling from Atlantis to Middle-earth

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J. R. R. Tolkien is often misquoted as saying that he hoped, with his Middle-earth fiction, to create ‘a mythology for England’. This is not entirely accurate, but certainly Tolkien and C. S. Lewis had a deep interest in myth, from the pre-existing Classical and Northern European mythologies to Christianity to Middle-earth and Narnia. In this public lecture, open to all, K. S. Whetter, Professor of Mediaeval Literature at Acadia University, will explore some aspects of Tolkien’s mythology and myth-making.


Dr. K. S. Whetter

K. S. Whetter is Professor of English at Acadia University and Past President of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society. His principal research interests are heroic literature, genre theory, and mediaeval Arthurian literature, especially Malory’s _Morte... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm ADT
Room 106 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC