Modernism and Czech National Music: Update 1

The National Theatre (Národní divadlo) in Prague Now that I am settled in at William & Mary, I am ready to work on the bulk of my research project. I just recently got back from a 5-week summer study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic! While I was there, I took classes, got to know the […]

Abstract: National Myth in Fantasy Literature

In a letter to a publisher in 1956, J.J.R. Tolkien claims that in writing The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion he hoped to create a national mythology for England, rooted in Anglo-Saxon and Norse lore. Even though later in the very same letter the creator of Middle-Earth acknowledges this urge as “absurd,” the sentiment remains […]