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Peter Grybauskas

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Senior Lecturer, English

2210 Tawes Hall
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On campus, Peter Grybauskas teaches primarily in the Department of English.  Abroad, he leads short-term courses on Tolkien (winter-term in the UK) and on food (summer-term in Italy).  His scholarship focuses on Tolkien, fantasy, and medievalism.

Before coming to UMD, he taught in Italy and collaborated with the Roman Association of Tolkien Studies. 

 

Publications

"'Green Hill Country': A Scholar's Tale."

From A Scholar's Tale." A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger

English

Lead: Peter Grybauskas
Dates:
The Gabbro Head Press has produced an anthology of essays written in tribute to the inspiration and influence of the renowned Tolkien scholar, writer, and professor, Verlyn Flieger. Entitled A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, this volume was edited by the eminent Tolkien scholar John D. Rateliff, author of The History of the Hobbit.

"'Now Often Forgotten': Gollum, the Great War, and the Last Alliance."

From Baptism of Fire: The Birth of the Modern British Fantastic in World War I.

English

Lead: Peter Grybauskas
Dates:
World War I has been called “the poets’ war,” as it was characterized by a massive outpouring of works of literature during and after the war. Much of this literary harvest, as Paul Fussell brilliantly demonstrated in The Great War and Modern Memory, hinged on an ironic response to the deadly absurdities of World War I.