Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Old Norse | University of Oxford

Tolkien's Medieval Languages: Old Norse

Speaker
Dr Eleanor Parker (Brasenose)
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

The language and literature of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland had a profound influence on Tolkien’s imagination, and this talk will introduce the language through exploring some of the Old Norse sagas, poems and legends which particularly interested Tolkien in his scholarly and creative work.

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.