April 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Ping Teacher Workshop | Tolkien’s Middle Ages, April 1

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents a free one-day workshop for secondary teachers on Tolkien’s Middle Ages with Kate Hurley on Saturday, April 1, at Ohio University.

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 23. To register, please email your name, home address, email address, and school affiliation to Contact Bryan Baur at 740- 597-2100 with any questions.

J.R.R. Tolkien is perhaps the most celebrated fantasy author of the 20th century. But from what did he draw his inspiration for Middle Earth? This one day workshop explores the inspiration for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, drawing on his background as an early medievalist and his engagement with medieval literature and languages. Together, participants will explore how Tolkien understood texts like Beowulf and the Prose Edda and how he put the past to use in his literary endeavors.

The workshop is free, and each participant will receive a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring. In the afternoon, there will be a screening of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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