ENGL 046. Tolkien and Pullman and Their Literary Roots
A study of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Pullman's His Dark Materials in the context of their early English sources. For Tolkien, this will include Beowulf, Old English riddles and elegies, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. For Pullman, this will include Biblical stories of the Creation and Fall, Milton's Paradise Lost, and selected Blake poems. Some film versions will be included.
Med/Ren or 20th/21st.
GATEWAY English Literature.
Eligible for MDST
Spring 2021. Williamson.
Spring 2022. Williamson.
Catalog chapter: English Literature
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature
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