2014C_LITA5302 Lewis & Tolkien (Fall 2014)

2014C_LITA5302 Lewis & Tolkien (Fall 2014)

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are two of the pillars of modern fantasy, and their friendship is well known.  Despite the fact that the two authors are so frequently associated with each other, however, their works are rarely examined closely together. In this class, we will engage in a careful comparison of Lewis’s and Tolkien’s fiction, paying close attention to those moments when they are both exploring similar ideas or undertaking comparable literary enterprises.  What do these two authors really share in common, and where do their primary differences lie?

Taught By

Professor Corey Olsen



Course Schedule

The Making of Myth (Fall 2014)

Book List

Of Other Worlds - C.S. Lewis

The Tolkien Reader - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew -  C.S. Lewis

The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis

Perelandra - C.S. Lewis

Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis

The Lost Road and Other Writings - J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis

Smith of Wooton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham - J.R.R. Tolkien

Sauron Defeated - J.R.R. Tolkien



An Experiment in Criticism - C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia (boxed set) - C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia (audiobooks) - C.S. Lewis

Price: $95.00
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