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Apr 2 2009, 2:56pm


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I've posted the full schedule for the conference at my blog, here. I've also got the dates, theme, and keynote speaker for next year's conference up. Just for your ease, here are the highlights of this year's schedule (and as you predicted, N.E. Brigand, nothing on Sunday this time):

TOLKIEN 2009
April 10–11, The University of Vermont, Burlington
Theme: Sex and Gender in Tolkien’s Middle-earth


FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Open-mike fireside Tolkien reading and performance
Henderson’s Cafe, Davis Center
7:30–9:30 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Full Day Conference
Memorial Lounge Auditorium
Waterman Building

Session I — Difference: Sexual, Gendered, and Spiritual, 8:30–10:00 am
  • ‘Not all Tears are an Evil’: Tragedy and Consolation in The Lord of Rings – Elizabeth Bateman (Washington College)
  • Tolkien’s Theory of Gender in The Silmarillion – Corey Olsen (Washington College)
  • ‘(As it were) a Vocation’: Frodo’s Celibacy from Tolkien’s Traditional Catholic Perspective – Trudy G. Shaw (Creighton University)

Session II — Tolkien and the Literary Tradition, 10:00–11:30 am
  • Mirrored Images: Similarities Between Éowyn in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Portia in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice – Jessica Safran (Central Michigan University)
  • History, Love, and Bodies: Tolkien and Morris – James Williamson (University of Vermont)
  • Bewildered by Loss in Sir Orfeo and The Children of Húrin – Rob Wakeman (University of Maryland, College Park)

Keynote, 1:00–2:00 pm
‘In the Company of Orcs’: Peter Jackson's Queer Tolkien – Jane Chance (Rice University)

Session III — Theorizing Tolkien, 2:00–3:30 pm
  • A Hegelian Reading of the Elves: Synthesizing the Master-Slave Dialectic in The Silmarillion – Jacob Seliger (University of Arizona)
  • Queer Theory and Tolkien’s Middle-earth – Christopher Vaccaro (University of Vermont)
  • Elfin Agency: Performativity and Arwen Evenstar in The Lord of the Rings – James Weldon (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Session IV — Roundtable Discussion, 3:45–5:00 pm
Sexualities and Genders in Middle-earth

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
“On Fairy-stories” discussion 2008 – “Origins” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Tolkien conference April 10-11 in Burlington, Vermont. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 23 2009, 5:04am
    Wish I could be there visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Mar 23 2009, 5:15pm
    Me! I am planning on going this year... weaver Send a private message to weaver Mar 24 2009, 1:46am
    conference Saelind Send a private message to Saelind Mar 25 2009, 2:24pm
    dang! vtboyarc Send a private message to vtboyarc Mar 30 2009, 7:11pm
    Full program details ... visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Apr 2 2009, 2:56pm
        thank you for this! weaver Send a private message to weaver Apr 2 2009, 3:36pm
            My pleasure. :) // visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Apr 2 2009, 3:44pm

 
 
 

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