Insights into the "The Lord of the Rings:" A Journey Beyond the Books

Tuesday, October 21

Time: 1:30 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.

Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Ctr

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Tags:  Arts and Sciences, English, Music, Readings

Cost:  Free

A Campus Cultural Connections Event; a supporting event of the Rose Rare Book Collection. Join us as we explore this gripping tale of the quest of an unexpected hero. Andrew Slade will discuss the quest structure of this popular work and address its appeal to contemporary audiences, while Jason Combs will explore two views of power that are reflected in The Lord of the Rings: one as the exercise of control, domination, and manipulation, the other as humble fellowship, accompaniment, self-sacrifice, and cooperation. Focusing especially on the story as it is told through J. R. R. Tolkien's books, Jason will consider ways in which these same views of power often inform how people organize themselves towards the accomplishment of ends in our own world. Finally, Richard Chenoweth will offer insights into the origins of the story behind the Lord of the Rings, with commentary about some surprising but well-known musical connections.

Contact Information:

Name:  Graul Chair in Arts and Languages
Phone:  937-229-3490