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Saturday, October 27 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Fighting the Long Defeat in Middle-earth and Camelot

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A public lecture tracing the influence of the mediaeval Arthurian Legend on Tolkien's Middle-earth writings. Special attention will be given to ideas of heroism and fate in certain versions of the Arthur story and how these texts and themes resurface in Tolkien's Saga of Jewels and Rings.  


Dr K. S. Whetter

K. S. Whetter is Professor of English at Acadia University and Past President of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society. His principal research interests are heroic literature, genre theory, and mediaeval Arthurian literature, especially Malory’s _Morte... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm ADT
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5