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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 944: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Questions of Adaptation and Authenticity: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Fantasy & the Fantastic, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Organiser:Andrew Higgins, Independent Scholar, Brighton
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Higgins, Independent Scholar, Brighton

Our continuing Tolkien at Leeds countable series will explore one of the most significant new adaptations of Tolkien's works, Amazon Prime's five season The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series. Participants will offer short presentations on some element of this series and how it is (or is not) in dialogue with Tolkien's texts and explore what this new adaptation develops or reveals in the expanding body of adaptive works based in some form on Tolkien's world-building.

Participants include Brian Egede-Pedersen (Independent Scholar, Nykøbing Falster), Mercury Natis (Independent Scholar, Worthing), and Kate Natishan (University of Virginia).