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May 2023  Hybrid
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Christopher Tolkien’s twelve volumes on the History of Middle-earth give unparalleled insight into the development of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium. They contain early drafts of familiar texts, different conceptualizations of well-known stories, and in some cases completely new material.

This module is part of a series of modules covering all twelve volumes of The History of Middle-earth. This particular module will provide an overview of Volume Five, The Lost Road and Other Writings, as well as readings from and discussion of highlights in that volume. It will include a guest appearance from Tolkien scholar John Garth.

Whether you’ve read the History of Middle-earth before or not, the hope is that these modules will make the volumes more accessible and will enhance your appreciation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. There is no requirement that you do every single module in the series as each will be largely standalone, although in later modules, references will be made to earlier volumes.

Required Texts

The Lost Road and Other Writings (any edition)
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Days and Times

Four 1-hour Webinars with James Tauber & John Garth, meeting on May 1 at 10:00 PM Eastern, May 8 at 3:00 PM Eastern; May 15 at 10:00 PM Eastern; May 22 at 10:00 PM Eastern.

Section 1: Meeting with Patrick Lyon on Thursdays at 10:00 PM (Eastern Time) on May 4, 11, 18, 25.

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