Rediscovering Middle-earth: the Roots of Tolkien's Myths

In this talk, Professor Tom Shippey, noted medievalist and the world’s foremost Tolkien scholar, addresses the ways in which medieval literature and ideas helped to shape Tolkien's mythology of Middle-earth.

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Professor Tom Shippey, noted medievalist and the world's foremost Tolkien scholar, gave a lecture titled "Rediscovering Middle-earth: the Roots of Tolkien's Myths" to an eager crowd on campus. His talk addresses the ways in which medieval literature and ideas helped to shape Tolkien's mythology of Middle-earth. While on campus Shippey's also gave a talk titled Tolkien Book to Jackson Script: the Medium and the Message.