Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 830
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Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 830
Susan Palwick wrote:
>> So I joined Mythsoc hoping I could get
>>some sense of current, burning issues in Tolkien criticism; I'd also be
>>interested in hearing from people who've already taught similar courses.
>Burning issues? What burning issues? (Outside of comments one way or the
>other on the movie.)
Oh, I don't know. There was a pretty intense umm... discussion... here not too long ago about what it was that Hal really saw on the north moors. 8-)
>Someone recently on an email discussion, perhaps this one--I don't
>remember--said that Tolkien's non-Germanic sources need to be discussed.
The one disagreement I've heard some people have with Shippey is that he puts _too much_ weight on Tolkien's Anglo-Saxon influences, almost to the exclusion of others. I'm certainly not knowledgeable enough to have my own opinion on the matter, but it is, at least, a current issue, so might be interesting to look into.
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