My two new online courses, which will be taught via UWIC starting in October 2010, have attracted some media attention in the last few days. Yesterday, an one-page article appeared on The Western Mail, and this morning I was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales, alongside the fantasy author Tim Lebbon. Both courses have already attracted huge interest from prospective students all over the world and I am really looking forward to getting started! The Fantasy online course (Fantasy Literature: From Victorian Fairy Tales to Modern Imaginary Worlds) will explore the fascinating world of fantasy literature, from its Victorian roots to its most recent examples, while the Tolkien course (J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth and Middle-earth in Context) will examine J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium, from his much-loved The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, to his extended mythology.
- Tolkien, Race and Cultural History shortlisted for the 2010 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies
- Tolkien, Race and Cultural History on paperback!