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Old English: Tolkien, Riddles and Runes

Type gastles
op school
1 lesuur (50 min.)
cultuur, geschiedenis, religie en filosofie
taal, literatuur en communicatie
Thijs Porck  (University Lecturer)

This class discusses the way in which J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced by Old English language and literature. The students need to be somewhat familiar with the books of Tolkien (or the films) and should have a basic knowledge of what Old English is (see gastles ‘Introduction to Old English’). In addition to discussing Tolkien’s work (in particular the Hobbit), we will deal with Old English riddles and practise reading and writing Anglo-Saxon runes.

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