II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 80: Interview with Michael Drout, Part 2

Episode 80: Interview with Michael Drout, Part 2

In this, the second part of Dr. Drout’s interview, we discuss how Tolkien reversed the epistemic regime by telling the story from the point of view of the least knowledgeable character. We discuss the inevitable chapter 2, Treatise of Tedium, that most of the time plague fantasy and science fiction writers (but not Tolkien). And …

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II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 79: Interview with Michael Drout, Part 1

Episode 79: Interview with Michael Drout, Part 1

In this episode we talk to Professor Michael Drout from Wheaton College. We learn why so many scholars think it is important to talk about how to read Tolkien. We discuss how Tolkien created an “impression of depth” through his vast size and intricate detail in his writings. And we learn about Dr. Drout’s first …

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