February 2013—Marquette University Libraries presents a roundtable discussion of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic children's story.
"A roundtable discussion of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Beaumier Suites (Lower Level)
Please join us for a lively discussion of the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movie trilogy, which opened in theaters on December 14, 2012.
Four Tolkien scholars will assess Jackson's new film with audience comments and Q&A to follow:
Dr. Robin Reid, Texas A&M University (moderator)
Dr. Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Dr. Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College
Richard C. West, UW-Madison
The event is free and open to the Marquette and Milwaukee communities. Space is limited so please telephone the library archives by noon on Wednesday, February 20th to pre-register: (414) 288-7256. Two parking structures (Wells Street between 12th and 13th; and 16th St. between Wisconsin and Wells) are open to visitors for a fee; a campus map and driving directions to campus are here. Questions about the event may be addressed to archivist Bill Fliss by e-mail or phone (414) 288-5906.
This event is the final for the 2012-2013 academic year to celebrate The Hobbit's 75th anniversary.
It is made possible by the Tolkien Archives Fund established by the late Richard G. Blackwelder and augmented by a generous donation from trustee emerita Mrs. Mercedes Hurley Hughes.