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Michael D. C. Drout

Lexomic Analysis of Beowulf and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Scholarship on the Poem: A Confluence



Michael Drout is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He has published several books of scholarship on Tolkien, Anglo-Saxon literature in general, and Beowulf in particular, including J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, Of Sorcerers and Men: Tolkien and the Roots of Modern Fantasy Literature, and Beowulf and the Critics. He is active in the promotion and dissemination of spoken Old English texts, and has himself made many recordings of Old English poetry and prose. His important work at Wheaton College’s Lexomics Research Group has led to the development of new, computer-assisted methods of textual analysis. Michael Drout's guest lecture for the Mythgard Academy is titled "Lexomic Analysis of Beowulf and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Scholarship on the Poem: A Confluence."   Recordings from March 23, 2015: Watch: Guest Lecture Video Listen: Guest Lecture Audio

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