IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 431: 'New' Tolkien: The Story of Kullervo and A Secret Vice - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 4 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Organiser:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Abstract

This round table discussion will focus on works by J. R. R. Tolkien published during the last 12 months. Participants will comment on The Story of Kullervo, edited by Verlyn Flieger, a creative retelling of a tragic episode from the Finnish Kalevala; and A Secret Vice, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, an extended edition of Tolkien’s essay on invented languages together with new material on philology, contemporary language theories, and language as art.

Participants include Brad Eden (Valparaiso University), Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State University), and Goering Nelson (University of Oxford).