The overall theme of the conference will be climates
I am looking for paper submissions for sessions that would cover two aspects of ‘climates’ as well as again offering sessions that can accommodate wider topics of Tolkien scholarship.
Medieval Climates, Cosmologies and Eco-systems in the Works and World-Building of J.R.R. Tolkien
Papers in these sessions can explore all aspects of climate and its interaction and relationship with the heavens, waters, landscapes, patterns of weather, human and non-human life within the context of the corpus of Tolkien’s fictional works and world-building; including eco-critical explorations of Tolkien’s narratives and myth-making.
Climates of Opinion, Feeling, Influence and Reception of the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Papers in these sessions will explore ‘climates’ as expressed in the interconnected factors, experiences, creative and critical thought that either influenced J.R.R. Tolkien and his myth-making or has influenced the ‘climate’ for Tolkien today through the scholarship, reception and adaptation of his works.
Tolkien: Medieval Roots and Modern Branches
These session can accommodate wider topics and new approaches to Tolkien's medievalism, ranging from source studies and theoretical readings, to comparative studies of Tolkien’s works.
If you are interested in participating:
- Please submit a paper contribution title and abstract by 6th September 2020 to Dr. Andrew Higgins (email@example.com)
- Length of abstracts: 100 words (max!)
- Papers will be 15-20 minutes long
- With your abstract, please include name and details of contributor (affiliation, address, and preferred e-mail address)