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Tuesday
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Guest Lecture: Hope in The Lord of the Rings

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Hoping Against Hope: Kierkegaard, Derrida and Paul in The Lord of the Rings

Join Dr. John Whitmire for a look at J. R. R. Tolkien's works through the lens of existential and postmodern philosophy. Challenging our everyday notions of hope, Dr. Whitmire will demonstrate that, to Tolkien, hope exists only in the face of impending tragedy, loss, and despair.

Speaker: Dr. John F. Whitmire, Jr., Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion, Western Carolina University