IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 311: 'New' Tolkien: Expanding the Canon

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cardiff Metropolitan University
Organiser:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Paper 311-a'I will give you a name': Sentient Objects in Tolkien's Fiction
(Language: English)
J. Patrick Pazdziora, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, China
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 311-bTolkien's 'The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun' and The Lay of Leithian
(Language: English)
Yvette Kisor, Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Sexuality
Paper 311-cInvented Language and Invented Religion: Tolkien's Innovative Symbolic Systems and New Religious Movements
(Language: English)
Nathan Fredrickson, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 311-dThe Grammar of Historical Memory in Tolkien's Legendarium: The Tale of Beren and LĂșthien
(Language: English)
Christian F. Hempelmann, Department of Literature & Languages, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Robin Anne Reid, Department of Literature & Languages, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session focuses on recent works by J.R.R. Tolkien, posthumously published and authorized by the Tolkien Estate. Many of these volumes include Tolkien’s translations or creative retellings of medieval material. Papers will focus on The Story of Kullervo (ed. Verlyn Flieger, 2015), A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages (ed. Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, 2016), ‘The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun’ (ed. Verlyn Flieger, forthcoming, 2017) and The Tale of Beren and LĂșthien (ed. Christopher Tolkien, 2017).