Tolkien in Vermont

The Tolkien in Vermont conference at UVM is an annual weekend of academic papers, fireside readings, and bonhomie, bringing together seasoned academics, students, independent scholars, and the general public to explore Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien’s other creations.



2021: Tolkien and the classics

17th annual conference

This year’s conference will explore every aspect of the earlier Classical cultures of Rome, Greece, Ancient and Hellenistic Egypt, Carthage, their languages, philosophies, etc. This includes work from very early Christianity in Rome (Boethius, even Augustine, &c.) and linguistic investigations into Greek and Latin.

Keynote speaker John William Houghton is Chaplain and Dean emeritus, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He has contributed to the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, Tolkien the Medievalist, Mythlore, and Tolkien Studies, and was most recently editor-in-chief of Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (McFarland, 2014). He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Mythlore and the Journal of Tolkien Research.

9 sessions, 20 papers. See the full listing here.

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date recorded 📅2021-08-07
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