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Tolkien at Oxford

Podcasts that explore the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and Oxford University, where he both studied and worked.

# Episode Title Description People Date Media Files
1 Tolkien's Languages These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature influenced his fiction, and consider the wider scheme Tolkien worked on linking his mythology to historical and other mythical events. Elizabeth Solopova 21 Mar 2011
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2 Tolkien and Medieval Literature These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature influenced his fiction, and consider the wider scheme Tolkien worked on linking his mythology to historical and other mythical events. Elizabeth Solopova 21 Mar 2011
  • (42.24 MB)
3 J R R Tolkien 'Beyond the Shoreless Sea' These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature influenced his fiction, and consider the wider scheme Tolkien worked on linking his mythology to historical and other mythical events. Stuart Lee 21 Mar 2011
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4 J R R Tolkien: Medievalist and Mythmaker These lectures cover an introduction to J R R Tolkien's career, show how medieval literature influenced his fiction, and consider the wider scheme Tolkien worked on linking his mythology to historical and other mythical events. Stuart Lee 21 Mar 2011
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5 The Hobbit at the Bodleian: World Book Day Judith Priestman, curator of the Bodleian library, discusses the World Book Day 2010 exhibition, where a selection of J.R.R. Tolkien's original artwork which was used to illustrate The Hobbit, was on display to the public. Judith Priestman 13 Apr 2010
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6 Talking Tolkien: The influences of Medieval Literature on the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova discuss the influences of medieval literature on the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien. Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova, Tara Mulholland 25 Mar 2010
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7 Tolkien and Languages: Ancient and Invented Interview with Dr Elizabeth Solopova from the Bodlian Library on the influence of medieval language on Tolkien's fiction. Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova 01 Dec 2008
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8 Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary: 'The Ring of Words' A discussion with the authors of 'The Ring of Words', an exploration into Tolkien's work as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary. Stuart Lee, Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, Edmund Weiner 23 Oct 2008
  • (57.12 MB)