PCA/ACA

Schedule by area: Tolkien Studies

Tolkien Studies 1: Adaptations of Tolkien’s Legendarium  

Dawn Walls-Thumma
PresentersPresentation type
The procedural necessity of thematic reversal in video game adaptations of Tolkien’s legendarium
Lindsay Meaning
Paper
A Digital Humanities Approach to Genre in Tolkien’s Work
Maria Alberto
Paper
Sansûkh As a Lens for the Creation of Fanon and its Intersections with Tolkien’s Canon: A Study of the Sansûkh Fandom
Sarah Coates
Paper
Fanfiction’s Hidden City: Affirmational and Transformational Practices in the Tolkien Fanfiction Community
Dawn Walls-Thumma
Paper

Tolkien Studies 2:  Enchantment, Healing, and Despair in The Lord of the Rings

Craig A Boyd
PresentersPresentation type
What use is Tolkien? Literary enchantment and the uses of fantasy literature
Dennis Friedrichsen
Paper
Slowing Down with Tom Bombadil: Restoring Purpose through Reflection
Cale Baker
Paper
Denethor’s Sickness Unto Death: Despair as Moral Disease
Craig A Boyd
Paper

Tolkien Studies 3: Multidisciplinary Tolkien Studies 

Robin Anne Reid
PresentersPresentation type
Crowns and Crowds: The Importance of the Bodleian’s Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition in Solving an Astronomical Mystery
Kristine Larsen
Paper
The Lord of the Zines: Providing Digital Access to Tolkien Fanzines at Marquette University
William Fliss
Paper
Re-forging the Ring: J. R. R. Tolkien in the Conservative Press, 1965-91
Craig N Franson
Paper
Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!: Secular Readings of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium
Robin Anne Reid
Paper

Tolkien Studies 4: Landscapes in Lee, Tolkien, and Hemingway 

Hilary Justice
PresentersPresentation type
Theories of Omission: Mountains Seen Far Away, Icebergs Right Ahead
Peter Grybauskas
Paper
Dulce et decorum: Hemingway, Tolkien, and the Landscapes of Lost Boyhood
Hilary Justice
Paper

Tolkien Studies 5: Digital Humanities and Tolkien Praxis Roundtable

Round table
Sarah Coates
William Fliss, Maria Alberto, Alicia Fox-Lenz, Sarah Coates

Tolkien Studies 6: Digital Humanities and Tolkien Theory Roundtable

Round table
Sarah Coates
William Fliss, Maria Alberto, Robin Anne Reid, Alicia Fox-Lenz, Sarah Coates

Tolkien Studies 7: The Future of Tolkien Studies Roundtable

Round table
Robin Anne Reid
Kristine Larsen, Lindsay Meaning, William Fliss, Dawn Walls-Thumma, Craig N Franson