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Tolkien in the Year 2008

The year 2007 is nearly over and it’s time to look forward to the works and amusements of the year 2008. So we will present to you this schedule of some Tolkien-related events in the year to come.
Thanks to our English friend Wellinghall who has gathered this useful information.

January 3: Birthday toast (Worldwide)

„On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author.
The toast is „The Professor”.

February 7 – 9: C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, and the Call to Christian Community, featuring Tom Shippey (USA)

„Papers treating all topics related to Lewis’s life and work will be featured, but especially those which address the following: the Inklings and their influence, the nature of Christian friendship, Christian love, the interaction of Lewis and Tolkien, companionship and community in the Inklings’ fiction, Lewis and G.K. Chesterton, Lewis and George MacDonald, and Lewis’s Anglo-Catholic commitments and their influence on his writings. Special priority will be given to those papers exploring the relationship between Lewis’s theological views and his understanding of literature, fiction, companionship, and philosophy. Invited speakers include Dr. Tom Shippey, author of J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century and The Road to Middle Earth, and Dr. Diana Glyer, author of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community”.

April 11 – 13: University of Vermont (USA)

„The 5th Annual Tolkien Conference at the University of Vermont will be held April 2008 from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th. This year’s theme is Celtic and Norse influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien”.

April 25 – 27: Tolkien Seminar (Germany)

Das 5. Tolkien Seminar – als Teil der Aktivititäten der DTG zu ihrem zehnjährigen Jubiläum – lädt Wissenschaftler/innen aus allen Fachgebieten ein, Der Hobbit aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten. Mögliche Themen können sein: narrative Struktur, Erzähler, Symbolismus, Charakterentwicklung, Quellen und Analogien etc.

(The 5th Tolkien Seminar – being one of the activities of the German Tolkien Society concerning its 10th Anniversary – invites researchers in different areas to explore „The Hobbit” from all possibles points of view. Topics can be: narrative structure, narrator, symbolism, the evolution of characters, sources, analogies etc.)

April 26: Fantasy Festival (USA)

Lord of the Rings Artisans and Gifts: Crafts: Gaming:
Workshops on Prosthetics, Makeup, Costuming:
Grand Masquerade : Costume Contest

May 8 – 11: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (USA)

„Tolkien at Kalamazoo will be offering six sponsored sessions at the 43rd International Congress of Medieval Studies. Proposals are sought for the following sessions and roundtables:

I. Teaching Tolkien (roundtable)
II. Style and Re/Vision in Tolkien (paper session)
III. Tolkien’s Monsters (paper session)
IV. The Children of Húrin (roundtable)
V. Religions and Philosophies in Tolkien (paper session)
VI. Tolkien and New Media (paper session)”

May 19 – 20: Sarehole Mill (England)

„On the 19- 20 May the Tolkien Society is holding its annual Fun at Mill weekend. This year is themed ‘70 years of Hobbiton’ because it is 70 years ago The Hobbit was published.
There will be loads to do such as costume parades, readings, guided walks, watching Sarehole Mill run, live music etc.”

May 29 – June 1: Sixth Frances Ewbank Colloquium on CS Lewis & Friends (USA)

„The Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C. S. Lewis and Friends is a biennial event. Frances White Ewbank pioneered the study of C. S. Lewis at Taylor University more than thirty years ago. In addition to papers on theology and literature related to Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, Frederick Buechner, Madeleine L’Engle, and others, the colloquium will provide a wide variety of activities: discussion groups, panel discussions, drama, music, art, and worship services. Some of the keynote speakers at past colloquia have been Walter Hooper, Barbara Reynolds, Colin Manlove, Chris Mitchell, Jerry Root, Peter Kreeft, Tom Howard, Bruce Edwards, and Louis Markos.”

June 5 – 8: Forodrim (Sweden)

„The hour is drawing close when the Forodrim will have been active for four enneads, reaffirming the glory and grandeur of the ancient Middle-earth in a paled world.

This will be appropriately celebrated with a feast going on for four days and three nights.”

July 4 – 6: Charles Williams Society (England)

„The conference aims at setting the life and work of Charles Williams (1886 – 1945) in its context. Of particular interest, of course, will be papers on Williams himself and papers which deal with the lives and work of those who knew him in London and/or Oxford, and, arguably, influenced him or were influenced by him (e.g. Coventry Patmore, Alice Meynell, A.E. Waite, Robert Bridges, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, Evelyn Underhill, Dorothy L. Sayers, W.H Auden, John Heath-Stubbs) But papers need not be confined to these areas and submissions on a variety of aspects of the period will be welcomed. They may cover literary, theological, historical, biographical ground.”

August 15 – 18: Mythcon 39 (USA)

„The 39th Annual Mythopoeic Conference Mythcon XXXIX
Theme: „The Valkyrie and the Goddess: The Warrior Woman in Fantasy”
Central Connecticut State University New Britain, Connecticut”

September 25 – 28: Oxonmoot (England)

„Oxonmoot is not just talks (though we very much welcome them and they are extremely appreciated by Oxonmooters in general), so if you have any ideas for activities, you can always propose them and we’ll discuss it with you.”

Kategorie wpisu: Fandom tolkienowski, In Westron (English)

2 Komentarzy do wpisu "Tolkien in the Year 2008"

Galadhorn, dnia 26.12.2007 o godzinie 22:44

What a useful news, Hyalma! Thank you. Now it is easier to enter new year full of Tolkienian expectations and dreams.

Elendilion - Tolkienowski Serwis Informacyjny » Blog Archive » Oxonmoot 2008, dnia 07.05.2008 o godzinie 8:41

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