The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 9: 'Fairy Stories - Comparing Tolkien and Rowling Literature' takes a dive into the legendary fantasy genre of Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' series to determine what, if any, influence it had in the writings of Rowling for the 'Harry Potter' series.
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by Dr. Amy Sturgis, of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the innovative Mythgard Institute, and guest student Amy Staniszewski from University of Birmingham in the UK.
- How much influence did J.K. Rowling actually have from the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.
- The four gifts of Fairy Stories - Fantasy, Recovery, Escape, and Consolation.
- Was Rowling told to distance herself from mentioning Tolkien in Interviews?
- Are we in another generation of gifted authors of Fantasy like that of the mid twentieth century?
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
09-10-2012 at 12:30 AM