The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Mythic Sources | Newberry

The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Mythic Sources

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, October 2 – November 20

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Karl Seigfried

Discover the roots of The Hobbit in a course that delves into Norse mythology, German legend, and English literature. Students will read J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel in detail as they explore ancient poems and tales of wizards and wanderers, dwarves and dragons, heroes and hoards.

Karl E. H. Seigfried teaches Norse religion at Carthage College and writes The Norse Mythology Blog, voted Best Religion Weblog 2012. He holds degrees in literature and music from UC-San Diego, UW-Madison, and UT-Austin.

Materials List
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. ISBN: 9780547928227

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Eight sessions, $220.
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