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Beowulf Forensics: From Archaeology to Tolkien

Course number : LIR109   ID : 22385    Section Number : 1
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The Beowulf epic has astonishing mysteries and stories behind it that are the subject of this lecture series. The class explores new archaeology and real history now tied to people, places, and events in the story as well new information on the sole manuscript containing the epic and on its language and poetic form that offers insights into it date and mysterious author. Finally, the enormous influence of Oxford Professor J.R.R. Tolkien on the understanding and popularity of Beowulf is considered, along with the influence of Beowulf on his writing such as the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Conference Center (E Building)

Gray,Karen M 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.

In County 

Price: $40.00

In State 

Price: $45.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2021 - 10/22/2021 Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Gray,Karen M