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Saturday, September 4 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Invisible disability in Middle Earth

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Indirectly this is a Cov19 interpretation of LotR the text, bearing in mind adaptations for other media. The focus is on: disability made invisible by conventions of genre and medium; ‘invisible disability’, specifically mental distress; The Ring, enabler or disabler, with its power of invisibility; finally, models of healing of traumatic stress. Exploring an often-overlooked aspect of diversity offers another take on how Tolkien’s masterpiece resonates, and offers hope, in a time of pandemic.

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Jennifer Brooker

Jennifer's precious 1st-edition copy of the famous Geo. Allen & Unwin one-volume PB edition of The Lord of the Rings really was a birthday present – on turning 9. It is now a very battered PB, and seriously not a collector’s item. Her university education was at Oxford (Modern... Read More →

Saturday September 4, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)