Carnegie Mellon University
September 28, 2016

Lord of the Rings: Alum Michael D.C. Drout Returned For Lecture on “How To Read J.R.R. Tolkien”

Carnegie Mellon University alum Michael D.C. Drout (DC‘90) is a professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. He returned to campus for the first time in 20 years to give the Department of English’s Carol Brown Lecture Series talk on “How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien” on Thursday, October 3 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Wean Hall 7500.

He focused why Tolkien’s many imitators had never been able to duplicate his success and why the books remain beloved.

The Carol Brown Lecture Series was endowed by Carol Brown, former president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and a Life Emeritus member of Carnegie Mellon's Board of Trustees.

To read more about Prof. Drout and the lecture visit the Dietrich College News:

To watch the lecture, click here.