This course explores the life of J.R.R. Tolkien and the impact his experiences had on his work, with a particular focus on the World War I and World War II time periods.
This class is the first semester in a two-part survey of Chaucer’s major works, looking at his early dream vision poems and his greatest completed work: Troilus and Criseyde.
This is a one-semester, three-credit course that consists of reading, research, and assignments completed in one-on-one consultation with a Director.
Students may register for this course only after their thesis topic is approved by the thesis coordinator.
This is a one-semester, three-credit course during which students will write their thesis, the culminating project for an M.A. in Language & Literature. Prerequisite: LITZ6398: Thesis Research
This course examines how Tolkien’s subcreated world of Middle-earth engages with issues and concepts relevant to readers, including racism, immigration, the place of women, the ongoing battle of good versus evil, environmental concerns and the rise of technology.