Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Gothic | University of Oxford

Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Gothic

Speaker
Dr Elizabeth Solopova (Christ Church)
Event date
Event time
13:15 - 14:00
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture Theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Tolkien wrote that he was ‘fascinated’ by the ‘beautiful’ Gothic language that he started to study at school, and his literary works attest to this interest. The talk explores the influence of the history of the Goths and Gothic written tradition on Tolkien as a writer and scholar.

This lecture is from the lecture series, convened by Stuart Lee, presenting five Oxford academics who examine the medieval languages that J.R.R. Tolkien studied and taught. Each lecture consists of a short introduction to a language and its literature.