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March 2024 Spotlight  Confirmed
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Among the many themes Tolkien contemplates through his legendarium, that of grief and mourning is prominent. In this class, we will unfold the implications of expressions of grief and mourning in his work. For example, why do lamentations matter, and how might they offer healing? Why does Nienna weep? Are there cases of “inappropriate” grief? What roles do grief and mourning play in the creation of wisdom and beauty? Does Elven grief have special characteristics? What about that of Dwarves and Humans? We will explore these topics and more.

Required Texts

The Silmarillion, The Hobbit. and The Lord of the Rings.
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Days and Times

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays at 9:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

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