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    Just forwarding a call for papers from the Tolkien Society, for anyone interested... John The Return of the Ring: Celebrating 75 Years of The Hobbit
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      Just forwarding a call for papers from the Tolkien Society, for anyone interested...
       
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      The Return of the Ring: Celebrating 75 Years of 'The Hobbit'

      Loughborough University, 16th-20th August 2012

      Call for Papers

      J.R.R. Tolkien is an author who excites diverse critical response from both
      academia and non-academia. Although best known for The Lord of the Rings,
      The Hobbit, and other tales of his Middle-earth 'legendarium', Tolkien's
      oeuvre extends to Anglo-Saxon studies (to which he contributed much as an
      academic), essays on fairy tales, poetry, children's tales and non
      Middle-earth fantasy.

      In recent years academic interest in the fantasy genre has increased
      dramatically. Likewise fandom studies are developing as fan productions
      proliferate, particularly since Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord
      of the Rings.

      'Return of the Ring' is a conference celebrating 75 Years of 'The Hobbit'
      which aims to bring together scholars and researchers from across the globe
      to share their expertise and interest in any Tolkien-related area of study
      such as linguistics, fantasy, literature, education, media & culture, fandom
      etc. Speakers include Tom Shippey, Martin Barker, Dimitra Fimi, John Garth,
      and Corey Olsen amongst others.

      The conference will include several academic streams as well as other events
      and is run by The Tolkien Society, the long-established literary society
      devoted to the promotion and understanding of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

      There will also be a gathering of musicians and artists inspired or
      influenced by Tolkien, and of those interested in any aspect of Tolkien and
      his work.

      The Tolkien Society invites submissions of proposals for papers, panels,
      workshops, and posters. For more information about the programme, to submit
      abstracts or papers, or to discuss any aspect of your proposal, please
      contact Meggy McMurry at programme@... by 11th November
      2011. If you are organising a group of presentations, the group co-ordinator
      should contact Meggy directly before submitting the individual items.

      We also invite applications for the Christine Davidson Memorial Lecture, for
      which the selected recipient will receive some financial assistance to
      attend the conference. If you wish to apply, please read the information
      about the award www.returnofthering.org/cdml.php and the criteria for entry.

      Details of the full conference, 'Return of the Ring', including
      accommodation rates, are available at www.returnofthering.org





      The Return of the Ring: Celebrating 75 Years of 'The Hobbit'

      Loughborough University, 16th-20th August 2012

      Call for Papers

      Postgraduate Symposium: Tolkien Studies
      Friday 17th August, Loughborough University, UK.



      As part of their larger scale conference, 'Return of the Ring', the Tolkien
      Society (UK) are offering a dedicated postgraduate symposium bringing
      together contemporary research in any discipline from the field of Tolkien
      Studies such as linguistics, literature, film studies, creative responses
      etc.



      This is a unique opportunity for postgraduate and early career stage
      researchers to come together, share scholarship and be mentored by leading
      academics in the field in interdisciplinary panels.


      The day is structured around the postgraduate papers, grouped into panels
      and culminates in a workshop session led by Martin Barker, Dimitra Fimi and
      Corey Olsen. The number of attendees is limited to 40 (with a maximum of 24
      speakers in parallel sessions). All symposium attendees will also be welcome
      to attend the Friday evening events and entertainments of the main
      conference.


      The symposium is free to postgraduates already registered for 'Return of the
      Ring' or £40 (including lunch) for those who are attending the symposium
      only. Student accommodation is available for either/both Thursday 16th and
      Friday 17th August.


      To register for the symposium, or to submit an abstract (for a 15 minute
      paper) or for all other enquiries, please contact Meggy McMurry at
      programme@...


      Details of the full conference, 'Return of the Ring', including
      accommodation rates, are available at www.returnofthering.org



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