Tues. 3:30-4:30; Wed. 3-4 pm
J. R. R. Tokien, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy); The Silmarillion; The Monster and the Critics and other Essays (ed. by Christopher Tolkien), Unfinished Tales of Numenor.
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength; On Stories and other Essays on Literature (ed. by Walter Hooper).
George Orwell, Animal Farm
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Mind of the Maker
Tom Shippey, Tolkien: Author of the Century (Houghton-Mifflin, 2000)
Bradley Birzer, J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth (ISI Books, 2003)
In addition, there is a bound packet of supplemental readings at Longhorn Copies, on the drag (Guadalupe) at 26th St.
Five short (250-300 word) reaction papers. These should be turned in on the first or second class session spent at one of the ten "stops" on our LOTR road trip: 20%.
Term paper outline (due Nov. 4) and rough draft (due Nov. 25): 10% each.
One 10-12 page term paper: 30%. Due Dec. 11.
Two essay exams: 20% each. Oct. 9 and Dec. 4.
Class participation: 10%.
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