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Vampires, Werewolves and Wights – Oh My! Uncanny Creatures in Middle-earth

October 2022 Confirmed

Precepted by Sara Brown.
There are dragons in Tolkien’s works, of course, as well as Ents, Trolls, and Orcs, all enabling Tolkien to give shape and dimension to his world of Middle-earth. Less discussed amongst readers of the legendarium are the weird creatures that sit in the shadows – the ones designed to really make the back of your neck prickle. In this course, we will discuss these more troubling inhabitants of Middle-earth, with some close reading of the texts to guide our way.

Access to copies of The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is essential. Prior knowledge of the texts is desirable, but you could read them as we go along.

Required Texts

The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

See the overall page for the Vampires, Werewolves and Wights – Oh My! Uncanny Creatures in Middle-earth module.

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Days and Times

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Eastern Time) for eight 1-hour sessions, beginning October 3.

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