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Thursday, September 2
 

10:30pm BST

The Nature of Middle-earth - an interview with Carl F. Hostetter
The Nature of Middle-earth brings together for the first time some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, many never published before. This collection is being released in the UK and the USA on September 2nd, the same day that Oxonmoot 2021 is opening. Join Jeremy and Carl as they discuss the book and how Carl came to be its editor.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Edmonds

Jeremy Edmonds

Jeremy Edmonds is a longtime Tolkien Society member from the United States. He started the Tolkien Collector's Guide website in 2006, which won the 2019 Tolkien Society award for best website. Someday he hopes to attend Oxonmoot in person.
avatar for Carl F. Hostetter

Carl F. Hostetter

Carl F. Hostetter is the editor of The Nature of Middle-earth, which is being published on the first day of Oxonmoot 2021. He is a Tolkien scholar who has been previously entrusted with Tolkien’s linguistic materials, which he has published in the journal Vinyar Tengwar. He also... Read More →


Thursday September 2, 2021 10:30pm - 11:30pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)
 
Friday, September 3
 

9:30am BST

Nerdanel's Workshop
Nerdanel's Workshop is an online Tolkien Society smial for artists from all over the world. Meetings usually include a series of creative prompts for all media following a set theme (The Shire in February, Hope & Courage in March, Rohan in July) and a show-and-tell of members sharing what they've been working on. Everyone is welcome, and sharing isn't mandatory. This is a safe, inclusive space for creatives to spark one's imagination and create without pressure.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Bretagnolle

Marie Bretagnolle

Marie Bretagnolle is a French doctoral student whose work focuses on the illustrations created for British and American editions of J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien’s Middle-earth texts. She has presented her work at various Tolkien Society events since 2019, interviewed Alan Lee... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am BST
2 - The Cottage of Lost Play (Craft) & Online (Meeting Strand)

10:00am BST

A Modest Witness in Middle-earth: Reading the Intersection Between J.R.R. Tolkien and Donna Haraway
In her work 'Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouseTM', Donna Haraway examines cultural representations of scientific discovery, taking the reader on a textual & visual journey through a technoscientific world. In the process, she criticises conventional scientific objectivity, which is grounded in an ideal of the scientist as neutral or value-free; an ‘invisible’ modest witness who merely reflects the results from scientific experimentation but is not reported upon themselves. Tolkien’s ‘modest witnesses’, who see, then report, so that others may know, also complicate the boundary between knower & knowing, as they are often actively aware of playing a part within a narrative. This paper uses Haraway’s theory of the modest witness to explore the ways in which Tolkien references songs, tales, & the oral tradition of storytelling to underline the importance of being not just a witness to events, but an active participant in their reframing as historical narrative.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Brown

Sara Brown

Chair of Faculty, Signum University
Dr Sara Brown lives in North Wales, UK. She was a high school English teacher for over twenty-five years but recently gave this up to work full time for Signum University, where she is Chair of the Language & Literature faculty and Thesis Coordinator for the MA Program. Sara completed... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

10:30am BST

The Second Age: Everything from Aldarion to Amazon
The 2020s are seeing a resurgence of interest in the Second Age, in many ways because of the upcoming TV series. Join in for an informal discussion about the Second Age, where we’ll chat about everything from Aldarion to Amazon, sharing our thoughts about lore, interpretation, and adaptation. Do come with a willingness to share openly, listen respectfully, and engage in good faith with your fellow Tolkien fans!

Speakers
avatar for SR Westvik

SR Westvik

SR Westvik is a graduate of International Relations currently pursuing an MA in International War Studies. A lifelong Tolkien fan, they previously presented on Second Age politics at the Tolkien 2019 conference, and have been active as a musician and writer in the fandom for nearly... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm BST
3 - Edoras (Discussions & Activites) & Online (Meeting Strand)

1:45pm BST

Alan Lee’s Talking Landscapes
This paper will examine how landscapes are alive, and play an essential role in Alan Lee’s illustrations. Forests reflect the atmosphere, or mood of the story at a particular moment. While retaining their natural shape, volume, and lines, caves or underground tunnels are re-worked and re-designed to become habitable, and represent the beings inhabiting them. Though Nature has encroached upon them, left-over ruins tell the story of an earlier age. Open vistas talk as much about the world, and culture of that place, as about the story unfolding at that time/era. Dramatic moments are captured in natural surroundings that reflect the mood of that moment. Nature is not just the backdrop in Alan Lee’s illustrations, but helps to provide the history of the place, tells the tale, moves the plot forward, and gives clues as to the potential outcome of the story.

Speakers
avatar for Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza has an MA in English Literature, and is an Independent Scholar. She has presented numerous papers on Fantasy (mainly Tolkien) at the Popular Culture Association (2018), NeMLA (2018), Oxonmoot (2018, 2019, and 2020), TS Seminar (2008, 2018, & 2021), World Con (2019), CoNZealand... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

1:45pm BST

Scents of Lothlorien - A creativity workshop
*[Please take a notebook or workbook with you for taking notes after the visualization*]

Scents of Lothlorien is an immaginative journey in Lothlàrien, focusing on a multi-sensorial experience, enabling creative inner resources. 

We will begin with a guided visualization; then we will have a short journaling exercise.

The participants will work in small groups, sharing the personal experience and choosing for each group some sensorial elements to share with all others that can describe their common feeling about how they imagined Lothlorien. The workshop will end with sharing groups work.

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Aim of the workshop is to let people play with their senses, exploring the interconnection between imagination and sensory experiences.
The workshop will allow them to discover a personal emotional ground to share with others, understanding commonalities and differences.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Cobez

Elena Cobez

Elena Cobez is a creativity coach and an aromatherapy expert.She collaborates with the Humanistic Studies Department at the University of Calabria for hosting Olfactory Labs.She lives and works in Trieste (Italy), offering courses about creativity and consultancies throughout Italy... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm BST
3 - Edoras (Discussions & Activites) & Online (Meeting Strand)

2:45pm BST

Some Notes on Barad-dûr
How high was the Dark Tower? is a question that has been discussed in the Society's Facebook group. I take a look at what we know or can surmise about Sauron's stronghold.

Speakers
avatar for Beregond

Beregond

Member 231 of the Tolkien Society, known as Beregond. Editor of Arda and Arda Philology.


Friday September 3, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

3:15pm BST

Leadership in Middle-earth: The Influence of Tolkien's Faith
As a devout Catholic, Tolkien's writing is heavily influenced by his faith. His writing also contains many examples of both positive and negative leadership behaviors and traits. Characters from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" that are positive leaders are viewed to make ethical decisions. Tolkien likely viewed ethical decisions to be those that adhere to a set of virtues fundamental to his religious beliefs. One such widely known set of virtues is the Cardinal Virtues. The Cardinal Virtues include prudence (judging things wisely), justice (promoting fairness and human rights), fortitude (using courage and determination to guide actions), and temperance (restraining personal desire and passion) (Richert, 2019). In Middle-earth, good leaders achieve results that benefit a group in a moral manner, and they do so by modeling the Cardinal Virtues. This presentation will draw from examples of and comparisons between leaders in "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

Speakers
avatar for Mike Urick

Mike Urick

Graduate Director, Saint Vincent College
Dr. Michael Urick is a Graduate Director and Associate Professor at Saint Vincent College (USA). Urick has authored over fifty publications including three books and dozens of peer reviewed articles/chapters. Many of these are related to linking popular culture to theories, leadership... Read More →


Friday September 3, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

3:45pm BST

Panel: Tolkien in translation
Tolkien’s works have been translated into a wide variety of languages. As a translator of several pieces from Old and Middle English himself, we can see from some of Tolkien’s letters to his editors that he had given serious consideration to how his work should be translated, especially in the case of names, and particularly in those languages he was most familiar with. Join us in this panel, where translators, as well as Translation Studies scholars, will discuss the challenges of translating the works of JRR Tolkien, how the translations to different languages have been assessed, the need for retranslations on a periodic basis, as well as the strategies behind the translation of Tolkien criticism.
Panelists: Marcel Aubron-Bülles, José Manuel Ferrández Bru, César Martínez, Alicia Matz and Arden Smith

Moderators
avatar for Martha Celis-Mendoza

Martha Celis-Mendoza

Universidad Iberoamericana
Martha Celis-Mendoza (Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana) is a lecturer and translator; she holds a PhD. in Hispanic Literatures and an MA in Translation, both from El Colegio de México, and a BA in English from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a dissertation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Matz

Alicia Matz

Alicia Matz began her PhD career at Boston University in the fall of 2017. She earned her BA in Classics in 2015 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and her MA in Classics from Rutgers University in 2017. Her research interests include Augustan literature, politics... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Independent scholar
Marcel Aubron-Bülles is the author of thetolkienist.com, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You c... Read More →
avatar for José Manuel Ferrández-Bru

José Manuel Ferrández-Bru

José Manuel Ferrández Bru, independent scholar (Spain)  José Manuel has been involved during the last thirty years in tasks of dissemination and research on Tolkien's life and work, first as founder and first chairman of the Tolkien Society of Spain and subsequently publishing... Read More →
avatar for Arden Smith

Arden Smith

I'm interested in everything related to Tolkien, but especially his invented languages and writing systems, as well as translations of his works.


Friday September 3, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)
 
Saturday, September 4
 

9:00am BST

More than just a red beard: Farmer Giles’s Neronian links
Among the scholarly jokes made by J.R.R.Tolkien in 'Farmer Giles of Ham', one has been overlooked. Among the eponymous hero’s Latin names is that of ‘Ahenobarbus’, meaning ‘red (or bronze) beard’. As well as an actual description of his beard, it is also the cognomen, or hereditary family nickname, of a branch of the Domitii, an aristocratic family of ancient Rome. One member is well known. Born in 37 AD, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus would later become better known as Nero (r. 54-68 AD), the fifth Emperor of Rome, with a particular reputation for tyranny and depravity. 

The talk explores the possibilities of why Tolkien particularly chose that name for Giles, building another layer below the obvious one in the story. One is that it is both a tongue in cheek and a serious contrast of Giles and Nero, particularly as monarchs. Second, I believe there to be a particular personal element to this, based on a friendship that began in school, a story, and a related poem and a parody of it.

Speakers
avatar for Murray Smith

Murray Smith

Murray Smith was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. A fan of Tolkien and his works since the age of twelve − when he began reading a copy of The Hobbit, found when moving house with his family − he joined the Tolkien Society in 2002. A member of the Bar of Ireland since 1999... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

9:30am BST

The anarchist roots of Tom Bombadil
Once the mysterious character "par excellence", Tom Bombadil has been so closedly analyzed by scholars and fans alike (as well as expunged from the more "mainstream" imaginarium) that a talk about him is at risk of either sounding naive or falling on deaf ears. Is there still something to be said about old Tom? By adopting a double-faced hermeneutical approach, i.e making use of Tolkien's epistolary without surrendering to the dogma of authorial exhaustiveness, I will try to place the character in the context of LOTR's contradictory approach to power: between Aragorn's journey to the throne of Gondor, and the Ring's allure, Tom Bombadil arises as an emissary of anarchy as well as a message of political hope amidst the unavoidable compromises that power requires. In an increasingly authoritarian political landscape, Tom Bombadil still offers us a chance to re-think our own relationship with authority, presenting us with the choice (and the cost) of getting out of society itself.

Speakers
avatar for Luca Pappalardo

Luca Pappalardo

PhD gradute in Corporate Law, Bachelor's student in Philosophy, long-time Tolkien enthusiast.


Saturday September 4, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

10:30am BST

"These are not the Silmarilli you are looking for" - A source study of Tolkien's Silmarilli
Tolkien's precious stones made by Fëanor, and stolen by Melkor, are so important to the Legendarium they hardly could escape critical attention. Verlyn Flieger considers them as a reflection of the Two Trees of Valinor, but only Alexander Lewis and Elizabeth Currie tried to find a source for them, and identified it in the Holy Grail as a stone from Paradise, formerly set in the crown of Lucifer. Without necessarily contraddicting either of them, I propose as a source for the Silmarilli another rare stone from Paradise which was instead given to Alexander the Great according to medieval legends Tolkien certainly knew.

Speakers
avatar for Giovanni Carmine Costabile

Giovanni Carmine Costabile

Giovanni Carmine Costabile (MPhil) is an independent scholar, translator, and teacher. Published in academic journals Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, and Inklings Jahrbuch, in the Tolkien Society Peter Roe series, and in a Walking Tree volume which was finalist at Tolkien Society Awards... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

11:15am BST

Tolkien and non-European Myths – A Discussion Group
Since Tolkien created his own myths for Middle-Earth and beyond, readers and fans can’t help comparing them to other legends. Since most folk-tales have certain common elements, this seems to be the case with Tolkien’s sub-creations as well. While many parallels with European myths can be found in Tolkien’s works, readers & scholars from other non-European countries can relate to many aspects of Tolkien’s myths as well.

In this Discussion Group we’ll be exploring how his readers from other continents can point out various elements of his Legendarium that are similar to mythic aspects of their own regions. These could consist of story structures, sub-plots, individuals/beings/entities/creatures, characterizations, character arcs, story arcs, archetypes, place descriptions, metaphorical or symbolic interpretations of events/conditions, or plot devices. Readers and fans are invited to pitch in, and to tell us about how they read/see Tolkien’s Legendarium from the mythic perspectives/lens of their own cultural background.

Speakers
avatar for Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza has an MA in English Literature, and is an Independent Scholar. She has presented numerous papers on Fantasy (mainly Tolkien) at the Popular Culture Association (2018), NeMLA (2018), Oxonmoot (2018, 2019, and 2020), TS Seminar (2008, 2018, & 2021), World Con (2019), CoNZealand... Read More →
avatar for SR Westvik

SR Westvik

SR Westvik is a graduate of International Relations currently pursuing an MA in International War Studies. A lifelong Tolkien fan, they previously presented on Second Age politics at the Tolkien 2019 conference, and have been active as a musician and writer in the fandom for nearly... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 11:15am - 12:45pm BST
3 - Edoras (Discussions & Activites) & Online (Meeting Strand)

1:45pm BST

Panel: Global Tolkien
Why does Tolkien’s fiction have a global appeal? Why are people from all continents drawn to Tolkien’s stories? What does that tell us about common human values? Only works of depth and substance can garner such a massive following all over the world. Conversely, have the 6 Peter Jackson films, and various games drawn in fans who’re more interested in the action/adventure or violence, and war aspects of the films and games than in the core values embedded in the stories? Should we encourage diverse readings of Tolkien from different geographical locations? Can this coming together of readers from different countries foster an international fellowship, as outlined in his books? Or conversely, should his fans be confined to people of just one race or ethnicity? If the view-points, readings, or ideas of POC readers are not acceptable by some fans, then should POC readers be allowed to consume these books/films/games? Should POC fans be limited to being consumers, but not commentators?

Moderators
avatar for Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza has an MA in English Literature, and is an Independent Scholar. She has presented numerous papers on Fantasy (mainly Tolkien) at the Popular Culture Association (2018), NeMLA (2018), Oxonmoot (2018, 2019, and 2020), TS Seminar (2008, 2018, & 2021), World Con (2019), CoNZealand... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ali Ghaderi

Ali Ghaderi

Ali Ghaderi holds a PhD in English literature from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. His research interests include high fantasy, continental and analytical philosophy, films/TV shows and contemporary American and British literature and popular culture. His PhD was mainly concerned... Read More →
avatar for Gözde Ersoy

Gözde Ersoy

Gözde Ersoy is an assistant professor of English Literature at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brunel University, London (UK) in 2016, with a thesis entitled “Trajectories, thresholds, transformations: Coming of age in... Read More →
avatar for María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez

María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez

María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez studied English literature and linguistics in Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. She wrote her thesis on gender studies in Tolkien’s works, focussing on feminism. She promotes the love for literature, art and nature in her online forest, Books... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

2:45pm BST

Tar-Meneldur and the Sorontil Royal Observatory
Tar-Meneldur, the fifth king of Númenor, is the best documented astronomer (Q. Meneldil) in the history of Middle-earth. He carefully watched the motions of heavens from his private observatory tower in the northern heights of the island until the duties of being king interfered. This presentation will compare Tar-Menedur to the lives of real-world astronomer-nobles; critique his observatory location and choice of architecture (hint: a far better choice than Orthanc, the other Middle-earth observatory tower); speculate on the instrumentation and observation routine most closely aligned with the talents of a far-sighted pre-telescopic astronomer (and the navigational needs of a seafaring nation on a flat planet); and finally suggest real world controversies surrounding observatories at Oxford, Greenwich, and Edinburgh that may have informed Tolkien's inclusion of this character's particular avocation.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Larsen

Kristine Larsen

Professor of Astronomy, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Kristine Larsen is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, where her teaching and research focus on the intersections between science and society. Her work on the uses of ancient, medieval, and modern science in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

3:15pm BST

Dance Fitness in Middle Earth!
Join us for a dance fitness hour with a playlist that gives a nod to the professor and the world assembled at Oxenmoot 2021. Come and enjoy a chance to laugh, sing, and dance together after a very long year of challenges great and small. Everyone is welcome to go hard, take it easy, or cheer on the group! The music will go on, I will then give nonverbal instruction so you can follow along or do your own thing. We love a solo moment! The class starts with a warm up and ends with a gentle stretch.

Comfortable clothing, cross training shoes, a towel, bottle of water, computer with a camera and speaker are good to have. It helps to have a well lit space to dance that is free of any obstruction you may bump into or slip on. You are also very welcome to dance in your chair if you want to! Remember, as with any activity, speak to your healthcare professional if you have any concerns if a dance fitness class is right for you!
If you have a small flag, fan, or momento to wave as a prop you can bring that too! Yasssss!

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Layden

Maureen Layden

Maureen began her love of all things Tolkien as a child, retaining a sense of wonder for nature, language, culture, myth, and the commitment to kindness and goodwill. She employs the professor’s values as physician for the US Veterans Health Administration and as a leader in quality... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm BST
2 - The Cottage of Lost Play (Craft) & Online (Meeting Strand)

11:15pm BST

Poetry Reading
Back by popular demand following the inaugural poetry reading at Oxonmoot 2020.
Join us to hear works by the poets amongst our delegates, while others will read their favourite poems by Tolkien and his associates. Follow the poems in the Oxonmoot Online Anthology, which you can find below! 

Speakers
avatar for María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez

María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez

María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez studied English literature and linguistics in Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. She wrote her thesis on gender studies in Tolkien’s works, focussing on feminism. She promotes the love for literature, art and nature in her online forest, Books... Read More →



Saturday September 4, 2021 11:15pm - Sunday September 5, 2021 12:45am BST
3 - Edoras (Discussions & Activites) & Online (Meeting Strand)
 
Sunday, September 5
 

12:00am BST

Double Knit: Fellowship of the Ring scarf
Intro to double knit technique, sharing a Fellowship of the Ring scarf.
You don't need to know how to knit - you can learn that easily enough (though Iwon't be teaching basic knitting), and then try this technique and make your own patterns.
But knowledge of knit and purl stitches will allow you to jump right in.
Plan to provide yourself with a pair of straight knitting needles - any size; 2 different colors of yarn, any size but they should be the same weights.
Here is the bulk of the pattern - it is a free download from ravelry.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-fellowship-of-the-ring 

the rest of the patterns are uploaded as files. feel free to copy, keep, use.

Speakers
avatar for Jossalyn Emslie

Jossalyn Emslie

Tolkien fan; speculative fiction fan; reader; yarn crafterjossemslie@yahoo.com


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Sunday September 5, 2021 12:00am - 1:30am BST
2 - The Cottage of Lost Play (Craft) & Online (Meeting Strand)

9:30am BST

The Spirit of Women in Tolkien’s Arda: The Representation of Love and Female Identity in Beren and Lúthien
Arda’s ladies have complex identities. Although they play a few crucial roles, they are by no means less influential than men in Arda’s history. Building on this and focusing on Beren and Lúthien’s story, I intend to address the representation of female identity in relation to the course of ‘History’ Tolkien created. To do so, I will investigate the concepts of identity and love in Lúthien’s subjectivity under the paradigms introduced through Judith Butler’s feministic reading of Hegel’s view on love. Butler argues that the object of desire is born through performativity of its representation over time. Accordingly, I will argue that pairs of love/loss and desire/lack lead Lúthien to uncertainty, otherness, and ambivalence. In return, this transforms Lúthien’s journey into a representation of love and a path of desire for recognition. Consequently, this desire forges for her identity a great asset to exercise its power and freedom to define and shape the spirit of her age.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Ghaderi

Ali Ghaderi

Ali Ghaderi holds a PhD in English literature from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. His research interests include high fantasy, continental and analytical philosophy, films/TV shows and contemporary American and British literature and popular culture. His PhD was mainly concerned... Read More →


Sunday September 5, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

10:00am BST

The Representation of Human Agency in Roverandom (1925)
John Clute devised his model of full-fantasy in 1997 and then updated it in 2011. According to him, there are four gradual phases in fantasy: wrongness, thinning, recognition, and return. Roverandom can be identified as a smaller scale portal-quest fantasy, whereby the fantastic appears through entries, negotiations, transitions, and personal dealings. In this quest, the goal for Rover is to regain the original dog size and qualities. Throughout the paper presentation, I would like to explain the transforming adventures of the novel with a fictionalized maturation framework developed by me. The name of the model is "The Representation of Human Agency in Quest Fantasy Literature" (2016). Through drawing on from philosphy, psychology, sociology, and educational theories, it aims to outline the tracks and social integration processes within the adventurous journeys. Inspired by Clute's model, the new model offers to substantiate the stages of self-growth within fantasy fiction novels.

Speakers
avatar for Gözde Ersoy

Gözde Ersoy

Gözde Ersoy is an assistant professor of English Literature at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brunel University, London (UK) in 2016, with a thesis entitled “Trajectories, thresholds, transformations: Coming of age in... Read More →


Sunday September 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)

10:30am BST

Same Branch
An in depth analysis of Tolkien family tree from a different perspective, exploring the history of the Tolkien family tree , how the name arrived in Britain and the effects of association to JRR Tolkien

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Tolkien

Timothy Tolkien

Born at the turn of the century in Bristol, aspiring playwright and writer, part of the Tolkien family tree, a different branch to the professor's.


Sunday September 5, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)
 
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