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10 Apr

The West Virginia University Department of English, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and the WVU Honors College will present a lecture by Corey Olsen, “The Tolkien Professor,” from Washington College on Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in 130 Colson Hall.

His lecture is titled “Errantry: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Poetic Adventure.” The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow the lecture.

The literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien first captured the imagination of a 7-year-old boy smitten with magic and dragons. Twenty-eight years later, as an English Professor steeped in the medieval ethos, Olsen still thrills at reading Tolkien and exploring an imaginative world that refreshes our view of the tangible one.

From his early forays into Middle-Earth, Olsen says he was destined to become a medievalist. His personal quest now is to engage in intellectual conversations about the books he loves with a mass audience.

For more information contact: Ryan Claycomb at 304-293-9710 or


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