The Fourth International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented
Languages, Omentielva Cantea, takes place in Valencia, Spain, on
11 - 14 August 2011.
For this conference we call for scholarly papers on all aspects
of any or all of Tolkien's invented languages, in any or all of
their conceptual stages.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the fourth
volume of Arda Philology, to appear in 2012. (The third volume is
in progress and will appear in 2010.)
To propose a paper, send an abstract to Beregond, Anders Stenström,
the Omentielva Secretary. Do not make the abstract too short; a couple
of hundred words will normally be needed (but it of course depends on
the complexity of your subject). You do not need to have your
conclusions all worked out in the proposal, but delineate how you
intend to reach them. Append a short presentation of yourself (four
lines or less). Specify which sources you will rely on, and whether
you will discuss any previous studies.
We expect the presentation of a paper to take 40 minutes. But we aim
at a single-thread programme, and so can accommodate papers of varying
length. Please specify how long you expect to speak, and any technical
equipment you need. Be prepared for questions and discussion at the end
of your presentation.
Copyright or similar considerations may apply. For publication, you
have to provide a copy of your paper in which all quotation is
highlighted and the source given.
Append a short presentation of yourself (four lines or less).
If you wish to submit a paper but can not attend the conference, you
may send a paper to be read and discussed. In the latter case, state
any directions or preferences you may have for the presentation.
Information about Omentielva Nelya: <www.omentielva.com>
Send paper proposals, and related enquiries, to: