Undergraduate Tolkien Survey

In the Spring of 2010, the Tolkien Professor recorded each session of his undergraduate Tolkien course at Washington College and posted them here.

Listed below is the reading schedule followed in the lecture series. The page numbers, included in parentheses, refer to the editions of the books available on the Literature Page.

Week 1

  1. Introduction – .mp3 or .m4a (January 18, 2010)
  2. “On Fairy-Stories,” Part I - .mp3 or .m4a (January 20, 2010)
  3. “On Fairy-Stories,” Part II - .mp3 or .m4a (January 22, 2010)

Week 2

  1. “Mythopoeia” - .mp3 or .m4a (January 25, 2010)
  2. “Leaf by Niggle,” Part I - .mp3 or .m4a (January 27, 2010)
  3. “Leaf by Niggle,” Part II - .mp3 0r .m4a (January 29, 2010)

Week 3

  1. “Smith of Wootton Major” Part I - .mp3 or .m4a (February 1, 2010)
  2. “Smith of Wootton Major” Part II - .mp3 or .m4a (February 3, 2010)
  3. Silmarillion, Part I (13-32) ”Ainulindale”; “Valaquenta” - .mp3 or .m4a (February 5, 2010)

Week 4

  1. Silmarillion Part II (35-72), ”Quenta Silmarillion,” i-vii - .mp3 or .m4a (February 8, 2010)
  2. Silmarillion Part III (73-105), ”Quenta Silmarillion,” viii-xii - .mp3 0r .m4a (February 10, 2010)
  3. Silmarillion Part IV (106-149), “Quenta Silmarillion,” xiii-xvii - .mp3 or .m4a (February 12, 2010)

Week 5

  1. Silmarillion Part V (150-187), ”Quenta Silmarillion,” xviii-xix - .mp3 or .m4a (February 15, 2010)
  2. Silmarillion Part VI (188-226), ”Quenta Silmarillion,” xx-xxi - .mp3 or .m4a (February 17, 2010)
  3. Silmarillion Part VII (227-255), ”Quenta Silmarillion,” xxii-xxiv - .mp3 or .m4a (February 19, 2010)

Week 6

  1. Silmarillion Part VIII (259-282), ”Akallabeth” - .mp3 or .m4a (February 22, 2010)
  2. Silmarillion Part IX (285-304), ”Of the Rings of Power…” - .mp3 or .m4a (February 24, 2010)
  3. The Hobbit Part I (3-63), Chapters i-iv - .mp3 or .m4a (February 26, 2010)

 Week 7

  1. The Hobbit Part II (64-127), Chapters v-vii - .mp3 or .m4a (March 1, 2010)
  2. The Hobbit Part III (128-190), Chapters viii-xi – .mp3 or .m4a (March 3, 2010)
  3. The Hobbit Part IV (191-272), Chapters xii-xix - .mp3 or .m4a (March 5, 2010)

Week 8

  1. Fellowship Part I (1-63), Prologue, Book I.i-ii - .mp3 or .m4a (March 15, 2010)
  2. Fellowship Part II (64-120), Book I.iii-vi - .mp3 or .m4a (March 17, 2010)
  3. Fellowship Part III (121-171), Book I.vii-x - .mp3 or .m4a (March 19, 2010)

Week 9

  1. Fellowship Part IV (172-232), Book I.xi – Book II.i - .mp3 or .m4a (March 22, 2010)
  2. Fellowship Part V (233-286), Book II.ii-iii - .mp3 or .m4a (March 24, 2010)
  3. Fellowship Part VI (287-343), Book II.iv-vi - .mp3 or .m4a (March 26, 2010)

Week 10

  1. Fellowship Part VII (344-398), Book II.vii-x - .mp3 or .m4a (March 29, 2010)
  2. Two Towers Part I (403-449), Book III.i-iii - .mp3 or .m4a (April 2, 2010)

Week 11

  1. Two Towers Part II (450-513), Book III.iv-vi - .mp3 or .m4a (April 5, 2010)
  2. Two Towers Part III (514-561), Book III.vii-ix - .mp3 or .m4a (April 7, 2010)
  3. Two Towers Part IV (562-605), Book III.x – Book IV.i - .mp3 or .m4a (April 9, 2010)

Week 12

  1. Two Towers Part V (606-667), Book IV.ii-v - .mp3 or .m4a (April 12, 2010)
  2. Two Towers Part VI (668-725), Book IV.vi-x - .mp3 or .m4a (April 14, 2010)
  3. Return Part I (731-787), Book V.i-iii - .mp3 or .m4a (April 16, 2010)

Week 13

  1. Return Part II (788-839), Book V.iv-vii - .mp3 or .m4a (April 19, 2010)
  2. Return Part III (840-894), Book V.viii – Book VI.i - .mp3 | .m4a (April 21, 2010)
  3. Return Part IV (895-951), Book VI.ii-v - .mp3 or .m4a (April 23, 2010)

Week 14

  1. Return Part V (952-997), Book VI.vi-viii - .mp3 | .m4a (April 26, 2010)
  2. Return Part VI (998-1008, 1032-1038), Book VI.ix, App A(v) - .mp3 | .m4a (April 28, 2010)