IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1046: J. R. R. Tolkien: Medieval Roots and Modern Branches

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of Glasgow
Organiser:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Deidre Dawson, Independent Scholar, Temple, Texas
Paper 1046-aHow Christian is The Lord of the Rings?: Tolkien's Work Seen in the Context of the Biblical and Theological Tradition
(Language: English)
Andrzej Wicher, Zakład Dramatu i Dawnej Literatury Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Łódzki
Andrzej Wicher, Zakład Dramatu i Dawnej Literatury Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Łódzki
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1046-bA Straussian Approach to Tolkien's Medievalism: Or, Reading Tolkien's Literary Adaptations in Light of the Conflict between Ancient and Modern
(Language: English)
Dennis Wilson Wise, Department of English, University of Arizona
Dennis Wilson Wise, Department of English, University of Arizona
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1046-cThe Medieval Faërie from Keats through Morris to Tolkien
(Language: English)
William James Sherwood, Department of English, University of Exeter
William James Sherwood, Department of English, University of Exeter
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session will address the complexities of Tolkien’s modern Middle Ages. Papers will discuss Christian elements in The Lord of the Rings (especially Augustinian, Boethian, and Thomistic perspectives); approaching Tolkien via the political philosophy of Leo Strauss; and tracing Keatsian and Pre-Raphaelite echoes in Tolkien’s medieval Faërie.