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Karl Kinsella

Karl Kinsella
Karl Kinsella is a DPhil Candidate at Keble College, Oxford. His research examines representations of architecture in twelfth-century monastic manuscripts, as well as textual descriptions of buildings. He also works for the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. You can find his blog on the subject of medieval architecture at soffits.wordpress.com.

Unlocking Bag End: Tolkien and the Victorian Arts and Crafts Movement

In a hole in the ground there was a library, a billiard room, not to mention a luxurious smoking room with comfortable seats soft enough to get lost in.  Above there would seem to be rolling hills, and a nice round window looks out onto lush views of an idyllic countryside.  This idyllic retreat is not set in JRR Tolkien’s …

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