This panel is interested in exploring moments of crisis and transformation as related to Tolkienís work, both internal (for example, conflict among the Fellowship of the Ring) or external (for example, the First World War and its influence of Tolkienís work). Papers may focus on topics such as: warfare and kingship in Tolkienís works; the relationship of Middle-Earth to England and to JRRT's life experiences; JRRTís sense of history as a Ďlong defeatí; the various cultures brought into contact in his writings; film adaptations of his works; and any other related topics.
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Kristin Noone at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5, 2010. Please indicate any A/V needs.
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