Courses

The Inklings and King Arthur

This course explores how J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and other Inklings authors interpreted the Arthurian legends in their work.

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon

This course provides an introduction to Old English grammar, giving students a working reading competency in the language and the chance to put that knowledge into practice.

The Life and Times of the English Epic

In this course, students will study the evolution of the English Epic over time.

Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth

In this course, students will read Tolkien’s critical essays, translations, and imaginative stories to explore how his world and his myth developed over time.

Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

This course explores the work of H.P. Lovecraft and his impact on literature and popular culture. Students will study the foundations of Lovecraft’s writing, the meaning behind his works, along with his cosmic vision and legacy.

Norse Myths and Sagas

This course provides an introduction to the myths and sagas of medieval Scandinavia.

The Gothic Tradition

This course will investigate the fascinating and subversive Gothic imagination, identify the historical conditions that have inspired it, and consider how it has developed across time and place and medium.

Eddic Poetry in Old Norse

This course focuses on reading selections from this poetic literature in Old Norse, providing students with the opportunity practice their skills in translating the Old Norse language.

Science Fiction, Part II

Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?”

Tolkien & Tradition

This course helps students learn to evaluate Tolkien’s works both individually and comparatively, judging them in the context of each other as well as of their sources.