IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1636: Borders in Tolkien's Medievalism, II

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Andrew Higgins, Independent Scholar, Brighton
Moderator/Chair:Sara Brown, Independent Scholar, Conwy
Paper 1636-aTolkien's Taliska: Language Invention on Linguistic Borders
(Language: English)
Andrew Higgins, Independent Scholar, Brighton
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1636-bLinguistic Borders: Boundaries and Bridges in Tolkien's Writing
(Language: English)
Deidre Dawson, Independent Scholar, Temple, Texas
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1636-cBorders of Mind and Nation in Tolkien's Works
(Language: English)
Ellen Duncan, Independent Scholar, Swansea
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Tolkien spent most of his lifetime inventing an extended mythology which displays an impressive array of ‘secondary world infrastructures’ (Mark Wolf, Building Imaginary Worlds, Routledge 2012). The richness of his world-building allows scholars to directly address the overall theme of this conference with papers exploring all aspects of borders in Tolkien’s works in their broadest sense; including explorations of geographical, conceptual, political and linguistic borders in Tolkien’s secondary world as well as the role and impact of borders on the peoples and cultures of Tolkien’s world-building and in his other creative and academic explorations.