Topics in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Subjects vary by semester. Representative topics: Tolkien's Middle Earth; The Hobbit; Survey of Science Fiction and Fantasy. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.
Open to Degree and CDE students
This course interrogates the cinematic adaptations to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We’ll look closely at texts by Peter Jackson, Ralph Bakshi, and Jules Bass and compare passages form the novel with scenes from the films. Scholarship on film theory and on Tolkien’s legendarium will deepen and enrich our investigations. Students will be expected to bring Tolkien’s texts to class in order to make comparisons, but we won’t be reading this formally. Students should watch the films in their entirety before covered in class.
Jackson, Peter. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Extended edition. ---. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Extended edition. ---. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Extended edition. ---. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Extended edition. ---. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Extended edition. ---. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Extended edition. These texts are required. Any edition will do. The texts are at the UVM bookstore: Bogstad and Kaveny. Picturing Tolkien. 0786446366 Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit ---. The Lord of the Rings
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