III. Trials of the Valar Episode 102: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 2

Episode 102: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 2

In this second part of the interview with Dr. Flieger, we discuss many of her essays. We use “The Body in Question: the Unhealed Wounds of Frodo Baggins” as a vehicle for discussing Raiken. We talk about Numenor in “Drowned Lands” and whether it is possible for sailors to find Meneltarma after the breaking of …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 101: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 1

Episode 101: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 1

Kick off the last chapter of the trilogy with Dr. Flieger. Listen as we discuss Tolkien’s larger body of work, such as: The Lost Road, The Notion Club Papers, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, and Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. Learn about the concept of “eucatastrophe” and how that relates to the …

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