IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 230: Materiality in Tolkien's Medievalism, II

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Organiser:Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Kristine Larsen, Department of Geological Sciences, Central Connecticut State University
Paper 230-aCorpses, Tomb, and Barrows: The Materiality of Death in Tolkien
(Language: English)
Gaëlle Abaléa, Centre d'Etudes Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Gaëlle Abaléa, Centre d'Etudes Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Gaëlle Abaléa, Centre d'Etudes Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 230-b'Cleaving the undead flesh': Solid Blades and Invisible Foes in Middle-Earth
(Language: English)
Aurélie Brémont, Centre d'Études Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Aurélie Brémont, Centre d'Études Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Aurélie Brémont, Centre d'Études Médiévales Anglaises (CEMA), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 230-cBe Careful What You Bring for Your Journey: The Fate of the Fellowship Beaconed by Their Provisions
(Language: English)
Asli Bulbul Candas, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Asli Bulbul Candas, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Asli Bulbul Candas, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session (one of three) will explore the different material cultures of the peoples of Middle-earth, from monuments, architecture, ruins, and manuscripts, to food, clothing, and other quotidian artefacts. Apart from these ‘internal materialities’ (i.e. existing within the context/conceit of Tolkien’s secondary world and its cultures) papers in these three sessions will also address Tolkien’s own creative process and its accompanying ‘external materialities’ (i.e. external to the secondary world) such as Tolkien’s own hand-written/-drawn sketches, drafts, maps, and ‘feigned’ manuscripts, and their role in the building of his legendarium.