News for Jun. 01, 2004

Universities look to Middle Earth for academic inspiration

6/01/04, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon

There's a flurry of activity in the academic shires in response to the 50th anniversary of the Lord of the Rings. While the giants - or should that be orcs and goblins? - of Hollywood are sitting back to enjoy the plunder of an epic film trilogy, the ivory towers are loud with the noise of scholarly axes being ground and professors setting forth on the quest for conferences. [More]