This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Tolkien illustration and its visual, contextual, and critical analyses.
The Capstone project is an optional add-on to the Graduate Diploma in Language and Literature at Signum University.
This course explores the issues of race, sexuality, gender, and Othering in the mythological legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien.
This course explores the major science fiction and fantasy works of Ursula K. Le Guin, how they relate to her literary theories and social interests, and how she envisioned and revisioned the worlds of her imagination.
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.
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.
In this class, we will examine Tolkien’s short poetic works in detail, taking a chronological look at Tolkien’s career through the window of his poetry.
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.
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.
This is the third of three semesters devoted to the final thesis in the graduate program in Language & Literature.