UJ joins the hobbits

2015-03-22 13:30

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The film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been something of an international phenomenon. Now, a new research undertaking called The World Hobbit Project is setting out to discover how audiences from around the world react to the film trilogy.

Joining 46 others, Dr Michele Tager, a senior lecturer in the department of journalism, film and television at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), is leading the South African leg of the project.

Dr Tager said: “What makes South Africa so interesting is that our population is so diverse in culture and language. As Tolkien’s stories are, in essence, myths, it will be fascinating to see how local audiences from different backgrounds relate to the films, and make sense of them from the unique perspectives of their own culture and language.”

The project’s goal is “to gauge responses to the films in different national and cultural contexts, and to determine how audiences in different countries relate to the films and make sense of them”.

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