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January 16, 2018
Fr. Daren J. Zehnle explores the phrase “their joy was like swords,” from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and the mingling of joy and sorrow, death and eucatastrophe.
September 26, 2017
The film was shown at the Wade Center and followed by a panel discussion with Marjorie Lamp Mead, Rolland Hein, Jerry Root, and Bob Huck.
September 22, 2017
A lecture recital with Richard G. Leonberger (tenor) and William Phemister (pianist). Co-sponsored by the Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society. Recording allowed by kind permission of the Donald Swann Estate.
February 1, 2017
Dr. William Struthers, Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, gave this talk at the Wade Center about the impact J.R.R. Tolkien's works have had on his life. Co-sponsored by the Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society.
April 30, 2015
Duriez explores how C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other Inklings identified modern warfare as a powerful image of the deeper battle between good and evil.
January 29, 2015
Dr. Olga Lukmanova, Wheaton’s first Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor at the Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, provides a brief look into the history of reception of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books in Russia. See also: a video made by her students and the lecture PowerPoint slides: Lukmanova Tolkien PPT.
January 23, 2014
Dr. Melody Green speaks on Tolkien's poem "Mythopoeia," the essay "On Fairy Stories," and the short story "Leaf by Niggle."
April 20, 2011
After nearly a decade of writing and research, Doug Adams explores The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films in this lecture and in his book fo the same title. The study brings an unprecedented exploration of Howard Shore’s film soundtracks, with extensive musical examples, original manuscript excerpts, and glimpses into the creative process by the composer.