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Rice University offers Continuing Ed. Tolkien class

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  • michael_martinez2
    If your email client does not handle the link to the Rice University site properly, I have posted this article on Xenite.Org:
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      If your email client does not handle the link to the Rice University
      site properly, I have posted this article on Xenite.Org:

      http://www.xenite.org/faqs/lotr_movie/news_0001/527.html


      Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are invited to take a continuing education
      course taught by Tolkien scholar Dr. Jane Chance.

      "Behind the Film: The Mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth" is
      an evening class being offered at Houston's Rice University this
      Fall. The class will be taught by noted medievalist and Tolkien
      scholar Dr. Jane Chance. The class runs from September 24 through
      November 5. There will be sessions over six Tuesdays plus one
      Wednesday (October 2). Hours are 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

      The course fee is $125 per registration with a discount price of $115
      for multiple registrations. Fees should be confirmed with the
      university.

      Dr. Chance, who is Professor of English and Medieval Studies, will
      cover topics such as "Ethnic diversity and Imperial Arrogance: J.R.R.
      Tolkien and Postcolonial Issues", "A chance meeting, as we say in
      Middle-earth", and others.

      A full course description is available at the Rice University Web
      site.
      http://www.scs.rice.edu/NccCourseView.asp?
      Mode=View&clCourseID=76&clSessionID=84&csCategory=8&csFrom=&csTo=&csKe
      yWord=&csSortBy=3&clPageNumber=1SNID=$LC:SNID$

      "The box office and Academy Award success of Peter Jackson's
      $400-million film, The Fellowship of the Ring, and the prospect
      of a new movie this year has sparked renewed interest in J.R.R.
      Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In his epic mythology of
      Middle-earth, Tolkien populates an entire world with many
      different races speaking at least 14 invented languages. But
      what is behind Tolkien's characters and popular stories? This
      course will present different approaches to Tolkien's
      mythology--multicultural, theological, literary, medieval,
      autobiographical, technological, and cinematic--to facilitate
      an understanding of his complex cultural anthropology."
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