Medieval texts, modern performances

Images from the Lord of the Rings trilogy with the following text:
Students: It's some form of Elvish. I can't read it.
Professor: The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. In the common tongue, it means ...
Medievalists refusing to read aloud in medieval languages

Not all medievalists do this, of course—but I’ve met quite a few. I’m grateful to Jamie K. Taylor and Grace Armstrong of Bryn Mawr College, who taught me to love reading aloud in Middle English, Old French, and Middle French.

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