PCA/ACA

Schedule by area: Tolkien Studies

I TOLKIEN STUDIES: 20th CENTURY LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Victoria L Holtz Wodzak
PresentersPresentation type
The Real Business of Bilbo; the Dreams of Conan: Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, and the Rhetoric of the Ordinary
Jason Ray Carney
Paper
Strange Bedfellows: Tolkien and Eddison
Peter Grybauskas
Paper
There Was a Merry Band of Men, A Gardener, an Invalid, and the Lords Who Loved Them So: The Portrayal of Soldier-Servant Relationships and Their Reflections of War
Alicia Fox-Lenz
Paper
Tolkien Underground: Reimagining World War I Bunkers and Tunnels
Victoria L Holtz Wodzak
Paper

II TOLKIEN STUDIES: INFLUENCES AND CONNECTIONS

Brad Eden
PresentersPresentation type
The Dreamflower: Lothlorien in Middle-Earth Space-Time
Brian Walter
Paper
Tolkien and Pre-Vatican II Catholicism 101
Michael Wodzak
Paper
The ‘Third Spring’: a neglected thread of Tolkien scholarship
Brad Eden
Paper

III: TOLKIEN STUDIES ROUNDTABLE: TOLKIEN AND ALTERITY

Round table
Kristine Larsen
Kristine Larsen, Brad Eden, Stephen Yandell, Robin Anne Reid

IV TOLKIEN STUDIES: FAN STUDIES 1

Mikhail Skoptsov
PresentersPresentation type
Making or Creating: Fans Transforming Orcs
Robin Anne Reid
Paper
Deconstructing Durin’s Day: Science in the Service of Fan-Scholars
Kristine Larsen
Paper
Lord of the Rings and Fans panel
Maggie Parke
Paper
The Hobbit Variations: Publication, Adaptation, and Fan Revision
Mikhail Skoptsov
Paper

V TOLKIEN STUDIES: CULTURAL AND FILM STUDIES

Janice Bogstad
PresentersPresentation type
The Sacred Nature of Enchantment and Loss: Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit as an Ecotheology of Transformation
Kellianne H Matthews
Paper
Wood and Water, Stock and Stone: Rediscovering English Landscapes through Walking
Christopher Cameron
Paper
Visually Monstrous: Jackson’s Iconic Revisualizations of Hobbit Heroes and Villains
Janice Bogstad
Paper

2018 Conference