My daugher (12 years old & home schooled) took this. I looked at the
readings for the first two lessons closely and thought it not too bad, but
the teacher is interested in pagan (mostly Norse, IIRC) influences on
Tolkien and may emphasize this more than another teacher might. However, I
figured my daughter would be reading and studying LoTR all her life and
would encounter many viewpoints; I emphasized to her that this was only one.
Fortunately, since we own at least 4 copies and Sarah has her own, we didn't
have to fall for their marketing ploy...we've already done our part to keep
Houghton Mifflin solvent ;).
From: Edith Crowe [mailto:ecrowe@...
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 11:17 AM
To: Mythopoeic Discussion List
Subject: [mythsoc] LOTR "Class"
A co-worker alerted me to this "class" at "Barnes & Noble University" (
there ought to be regulations on the use of the word "university"...).
Clearly it's a marketing ploy to sell books, but it's interesting.
Lesson 11 (I think) mentions Lewis & Williams as well.
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