Where is “The Hobbit”?

You are invited to attend
Where is “The Hobbit”?
Sørina Higgins discusses
TOLKIEN’S FANTASTICAL GEOGRAPHY

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC)
is hosting an event in preparation for the release of
Peter Jackson’s film
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
Everyone is invited!

* When: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m.
* Where: LCCC Main Campus, Science Hall (SH) 144.
* What: A lecture, discussion, and quiz game
about Tolkien’s Legendarium,
especially his imaginative geography.
* A suggested donation of $5 will help defray the cost of refreshments and the lecturer’s presentation.
For more information,
please contact Sørina Higgins in the comments below.

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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3 Responses to Where is “The Hobbit”?

  1. Will it be available to watch online as well?

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    • Sørina Higgins says:

      I have not yet made any arrangements to have it recorded, but I may try to do so. Thank you for asking; please check in again after the date.

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      • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

        I see you got it up! Hurrah! Now, to find a quiet half-hour to watch it… Perhaps curiously, I never thought to search for you on YouTube, and now, by way of Tolkien and The Fall of Arthur, found your account – with lots of interesting-looking catching up to try to find time to do!

        Speaking of Tolkien, I also ran into the fact that not only have The Fellowship recorded a setting of part of the Old English adaptation of the Advent Antiphon “O Oriens” (for 21 December) in the Exeter Book, which is Tolkien’s source for Earendil, on their album, In Elven Lands, but that someone calling himself “De Dauwvoeter” has also done his own setting, in an atmospheric little YouTube video loaded as “Eala Earendel”. (I have not tried his site, linked at his YouTube account, yet…)

        By the way, an edition including its text and a translation, almost certainly known to Tolkien, Professor Sir Israel Gollancz’s Cynewulf’s Christ: An Eighth Century English Epic (1892), has been scanned more than once for the Internet Archive – some better scanned than others! The “Earendel” part begins at line 103 on pages 10-11. (Page 4 of Charles W. Kennedy’s recent prose translation begins with it, too: see the link from the Wikipedia article, “Christ I”.)

        In general, this looks useful: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/Notes_On_Carols/O_Antiphons/christ_by_cynewulf.htm

        About the Gollancz family, Tolkien and Lewis, see Arend Smilde’s essay:

        http://www.lewisiana.nl/gollancz/index.htm

        Sir Israel’s nephew, Sir Victor, was, of course, the publisher of Williams’s first novels (as well as of Dorothy Sayers’s Wimsey stories).

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