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|1||What is the 'Silmarillion'?||
This lecture is an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's third major work, 'The Silmarillion' (1977...
|2||Guy Gavriel Kay: A Short Introduction||
An introduction to the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay, examining his development as a writer from his...
|3||Sylvia Townsend Warner||
Carolyne Larrington introduces the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner whose first novel Lolly...
|4||Approaching Fantasy Literature||
This shortened version of a lecture seeks to introduce the listener to the concept of fantasy...
|5||H. P. Lovecraft||
A brief introduction to the American writer H. P. Lovecraft, the master of 'weird fiction'. The...
|6||Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century||
Maria Sachiko Cecire introduces the idea of an Oxford School of children’s fantasy literature,...
|Maria Sachiko Cecire|
|7||Why 'Game of Thrones' Matters||
Carolyne Larrington discusses some reasons for the popularity of the HBO series, explores some...
|8||Diana Wynne Jones||
A brief introduction to the writer Diana Wynne Jones – one of the 'Oxford School'.
|9||T. H. White||
A brief introduction to the writer T. H. White – author of the famous Arthurian fantasy series...
|10||Ursula K. Le Guin||
Caroline Batten offers a basic introduction to author Ursula K. Le Guin's life, work, and...
|11||Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland||
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores how every generation has created its own Wonderland, and why...
|12||Middle Earth and Tolkien's Digital Afterlives||
Stuart Lee traces how Tolkien's Middle-earth and especially 'The Lord of the Rings' have been...
|13||Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'||
Margaret Kean explores how Philip Pullman plays with the idea of communication across different...
|1||Tolkien and Languages: Ancient and Invented||
Interview with Dr Elizabeth Solopova from the Bodlian Library on the influence of medieval...
|Elizabeth Solopova, Stuart Lee|
|2||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...
|Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova|
|3||The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's Legacy||
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of the final volume of Tolkien’s fantasy...
|Elleke Boehmer, Stuart Lee, Patrick Curry, Dimitra Fimi, Andy Orchard|
This short lecture offers an overview of the fantasy writer Alan Garner's early fiction, from...
|5||Interview: Catherine Butler||
An interview with Dr Catherine Butler (Cardiff University) by Will Brockbank (Oxford). Dr Butler...
|Catherine Butler, Will Brockbank|
|6||Wolves and Winter: Old Norse Myths and Children's Literature||
Dr Carolyne Larrington, Supernumerary Fellow and Tutor in English, St John's College, gives...