2022 National Conference: virtual

Popular Culture Association

PCA 2022: Tolkien Studies Area

21 January 2022 22:00 utc — view in local time

The Tolkien Studies Area (TSA) welcomes proposals for individual papers, paper sessions (with four proposals), and roundtables (with five-seven participants) in any area of Tolkien studies. All PCA sessions are scheduled in 1.5‑hour slots. Individual presenters should plan for fifteen minutes to present, and roundtable participants should plan for 5 – 7 minutes each.

We welcome scholars in all period specializations, from any disciplinary perspective, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, and using any critical theory. Tolkien studies includes but is not limited to: the Legendarium, adaptations and transformative works, reader reception and fan studies, source studies, literary studies, critical race studies, cultural studies, tourism studies, medieval and medievalist studies, media and marketing, religious studies.

Academics, independent scholars, and graduate students are invited to submit through the online submission page. At this time, we are not accepting proposals from undergraduate students.

For individual paper proposals, please submit contact information (name, institutional affiliation if an, e‑mail addresses, and telephone number), a title and a 300-word proposal that includes information on the topic, theory or method, and relation to relevant scholarship.

If you wish to organize a paper session or roundtable, please contact [email protected]​fastmail.​com for information on how to submit the materials. Organizers must have:

  • Session Title
  • Organizer name and contact information (as listed above)
  • Titles, abstracts, names and contact information for all participants
  • Participants must have set up accounts and paid their membership to be added to paper session or roundtable proposals.

In order to submit a proposal for the 2022 conference, you must:

  1. Create an account if you have not presented previously https://​pcaa​ca​.org/​u​s​e​r​/​r​e​g​ister
  2. Pay your membership fee for the 2022 year.
  3. After your proposal is accepted, register for the conference.

Possible Topics

Adaptation Studies

Games, Films, Art, Amazon’s Tolkien

Cultural Studies/​Reception Studies/​Fan Studies

  • Race & Tolkien
  • Queer Tolkien
  • Gender & Tolkien
  • Class & Tolkien
  • Intersectional Tolkien
  • Tolkien & Religion or Spirituality (Catholic, Buddhist, Neo-Paganism)
  • Tolkien & White Supremacy (then and now)
  • Tolkien’s Fandoms (fanfiction, fan art, fan vids, cosplay, collecting, tourism)
  • Tolkien Fanzines (Marquette or other archives)
  • Tolkien & Contemporary Fantasy (examples: N.K. Jemisin, G.R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett)

Literary Studies

  • New Tolkien Publications
  • Tolkien & Genre
  • Tolkien & Romanticisms
  • Tolkien & Medievalisms
  • Tolkien & Modernisms
  • Tolkien & Postmodernisms
  • Tolkien & the Sciences

Possible Roundtable Topics:

  • Games, Gaming, Gamers (Online or Tabletop)
  • New Disciplines, Methods, Pedagogies
  • How and Where To Publish
  • The Question of Tolkien and Theory
  • Digital Tolkien (Digital Archives, Corpus Projects)

The PCA allows attendees to present one paper and participate in one roundtable.

Authoritative information may be found here.

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