Foretellings of upcoming conferences, symposia, lectures, and the like of interest to those studying Tolkien and his works, set forth by date.

13 October

14 October

20 October

Northeast Popular Culture Association, 2022 annual conference

The 2022 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22. We will be announcing the CFP in early April.

We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike. We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.…

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28 October

Das Tolkien Seminar, 2022: Space and time in Tolkien’s work

As can be seen from many of the texts recently published in the volume The Nature of Middle-earth (2021; edited by Carl Hostetter), Tolkien extensively studied the different aspects of the space- and time-continuum. He did so often in order to give his subcreated world a cohesive and coherent temporal and spatial framework. Therefore, aspects belonging primarily to the field of worldbuilding’ will be one aspect to be explored. However, we also want to encourage participants to investigate the narrative effects of space and time.

The seminar aims at bringing together researchers from various disciplines in order to explore the theoretical foundations and the literary mise-en-scène of the time-space continuum in Tolkien’s work.

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    10 November

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    11 May

    International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2023

    The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, 2023.

    Hybrid Format

    The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies will include traditional in-person sessions, virtual sessions via our online platform and some new blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online. We welcome proposals for sessions and papers both from scholars planning to attend ICMS on the ground here in Kalamazoo and those attending virtually from around the world.

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    10 May

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