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Rings, Swords, and Monsters

Exploring Fantasy Literature
Drout, Michael D. C. (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 )
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In this course, Wheaton College professor Michael D.C. Drout examines the roots of fantasy and the works that have defined the genre, providing insight into beloved works and a better understanding of why fantasy is such a pervasive force in modern culture.
Authors: Drout, Michael D. C., 1968-
Title: Rings, swords, and monsters
exploring fantasy literature
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, p2006
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 sound file (ca. 8 hr.) : digital
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Notes: "14 lectures."
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Contents: What is fantasy literature?: genre, canon, history
Origins of modern fantasy
Tolkien: life and languages
Tolkien: the hobbit
Tolkien: The fellowship of the ring
Tolkien: the two towers
Tolkien: The return of the king
Tolkien: the silmarillion, unfinished tales, and other posthumously published work
Tolkien: criticism and theory
Imitations and reactions: Brooks and Donaldson
Worthy inheritors: Le Guin and Holdstock
Children's fantasy
Arthurian fantasy
Magical realism and conclusions
Restrictions on Access: Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Summary: In this course, Wheaton College professor Michael D.C. Drout examines the roots of fantasy and the works that have defined the genre, providing insight into beloved works and a better understanding of why fantasy is such a pervasive force in modern culture.
Additional Contributors: OneClick Digital (Firm)
ISBN: 9781449869175
Branch Call Number: 8.0938 Dr
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Drout
Performers: Lecture given by Michael D.C. Drout.
System Details: System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Fantasy fiction History and criticism
Genre/Form: Downloadable audiobooks
Topical Term: Fantasy fiction
Additional Physical Form Entry: Drout, Michael D. C., 1968- Rings, swords, and monsters Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2006. 9781419386954 (CtWfDGI)ruc00000076
Publisher No: I0826 Recorded Books
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