Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Medieval Welsh | University of Oxford

Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Medieval Welsh

Speaker
Dr Mark Williams (Merton)
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:45
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 once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'. This talk explores how the sounds and grammar of Welsh captured Tolkien's imagination and are reflected in Sindarin, one of the two major Elvish languages which he created.

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.