ENGL 103 B5: Monsters and the Other: Beowulf, Tolkien, Jackson, and Behn

D. Bargen

J. R. R. Tolkien both had a profound influence on the interpretation of Beowulf and wrote fantasy novels that were influenced by his scholarship. We will be considering how monsters, monstrosity, and otherness are represented by Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Beowulf, and Aphra Behn. You will have the opportunity to develop your own topic for research from these texts.