What do you get when two immensely intelligent Tolkien scholars get together for a chat on “metafiction” and philology in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings? Well, yes, something immensely nerdy, but fantastic and mind blowing too! You may never look at the LOTRs the same way again…
Professor Michael Drout and Dr. Corey Olsen take you deep into the fabric of Tolkien’s work.
Michael D. C. Drout (born 1968) is the Prentice Professor of English and Former Chair of the Department of English at Wheaton College and an author and editor specializing in Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature, science fiction and fantasy, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, currently teaches in the English Department at Washington College, a delightful little liberal-arts college in Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There he lectures in Chaucer, Arthurian literature, courtly love, the Bible, Greco-Roman mythology