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CFP: THE SILMARILLION: THEMES, NARRATIVES, COMPARATIVE STUDIES

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  • Anthony and Jessica
    The Departments of English and Religious Studies of St. Francis College and the Northeast Tolkien Society, Heren Istarion, will co-sponsor a conference, The
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 22, 2006
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      The Departments of English and Religious Studies of St. Francis
      College and the Northeast Tolkien Society, Heren Istarion, will
      co-sponsor a conference, "The Silmarillion: Themes, Narratives,
      Comparative Studies," on April 20-22, 2007. The event will commemorate
      the 30th anniversary of the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion by J.
      R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien.

      The conference will be held at St. Francis College in downtown
      Brooklyn, New York.

      www.stfranciscollege.edu

      The program will focus on the entire body of mythic narrative
      collectively known as "the Silmarillion," in all the different
      versions of its parts written throughout Tolkien's life. A wide range
      of interrelated subjects connected to the Silmarillion will be
      discussed. We invite proposals on the following topics:

      - The formation of the Silmarillion: its composition, worldview and
      languages

      - Themes and narratives of the Silmarillion; comparative studies

      - The Silmarillion in context: the relation of Tolkien's myth to the
      work of other Inklings

      - Interdisciplinary approaches to all of the above topics

      Proposals should be submitted as 1-page abstracts for 20-minute papers
      or as 8-10 page papers. We welcome proposals for complete panels as
      well as individual presentations. Preference will be given to
      proposals on the topics given above.

      Proposals should be submitted January 22, 2007 by e-mail to BOTH of
      the e-mail addresses below or by regular mail to
      Department of Religious Studies,
      St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

      tolkien@...
      chairman@...

      Information on registration and the conference website will be
      announced shortly.
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