Fighting the Long Defeat and Why Does It Go On? - Tom Shippey to Give Two Lectures on Tolkien at DragonCon

Tolkien Scholar, Oxford Don, and renowned author Tom Shippey will bring his Tolkien expertise to TWO lectures at DragonCon 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia! Shippey's lectures will be Saturday, August 31st at 11:30 Am and Sunday, September 1st at 4 PM. Saturday's lecture will be about philology and the way this led Tolkien into different worlds. Two of Tolkien's short stories, "Leaf by Niggle" and "Smith of Wootton Major", will be discussed. Sunday's lecture will be about Tolkien's place in the modern world and will consider the nature of the movies. Professor Shippey will be available for book signings as well!
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