Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Most Important Tolkien Event of the Year

. . . is taking place this week in the Bodleian Library. In fact it started today; a major new exhibition of J.R.R.T.'s manuscripts, artwork, and associated items (like his iconic pipe). A full catalogue will be out in a month or two, as well as a shorter, simpler version for those a little less deeply invested in all thing Tolkienian. Wish I cd be there!

Here's a piece in today's GUARDIAN that gives a basis overview:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/31/drawn-into-tolkiens-world-exhibition

And here's a brief mention* of the special lectures that accompany the exhibition and turn it into an event:

MYTHOPOEIA: MYTH-CREATION AND MIDDLE-EARTH

5 JUNE 2018,
5.30–7PM

A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.

*cf. https://tolkien.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/events/

I'd love to hear an account of how it all goes.
--John R

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