Lecture #2: Dr. Matthew Dickerson

DateOctober 21, 2013
Time7:00 - 8:00 pm
LocationAlexander Reading Room
DescriptionDr. Matthew Dickerson will present "The Scouring of Middle-Earth." From 'Dark Satanic mills' to the question of 'water-boarding', J.R.R.Tolkien's portrayal of exploitation and his exploration of issues of environmental and social justice gets close to what Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey would call the 'ideological core' of his works. Contrasting Hobbit agrarianism with the militarized agricultures of Sauron and Saruman, and a Gandalfian model for treating prisoners with a more orcish example, author Matthew Dickerson ("A Hobbit Journey" and "Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien") will explore this ideological core.
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PublisherHonors College
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