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  • Croft, Janet B.
    Whoopsie -- attachments don t go through on this list. The Mirror Crack d: fear and horror in JRR Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings and its Sources Call for
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 9, 2006
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      The Mirror Crack'd: fear and horror in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and its Sources

      Call for Papers

      Following a successful session at Leeds International Medieval Congress, the organisers invite submissions for a volume of essays, related to the themes of the session, which continue the analysis of Tolkien’s work, its medieval sources, and its engagement with later medievalism. Tolkien’s medievalism includes his evocation of fear and horror by drawing on images of fear and horror that were traditional in early medieval Northern European myth and folklore, as well as in earlier literature.

      Topics for papers might include:
       Dragons, demons and dark lords, aspects of the fearful imagination in Tolkien and his sources
       Spirituality and fear in Tolkien’s works
       Humanity’s continuing fascination with ancient symbols of fear and horror in the modern world
       Strategies for coping with fear and horror in Tolkien’s works and its sources
       Monsters and their meaning in Tolkien’s works
       Fantasising fear in Tolkien and his literary predecessors
       Fantastic horror - from Beowulf to the balrogs
       The Demonising of the Middle Ages
       Archaeological sources for literary horror
       Celtic fantasy – fear and horror in Welsh and Irish myths and legends, including The Mabinogion
       Myth and horror – Tolkien’s reflections.
       The horrifying ‘other’ in medieval and modern fantasy.

       Please send proposals, including an abstract (max. 500 words) by email to Lynn Forest-Hill education@... before December 1st.

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