J.R.R. Tolkien and the Works of Joss Whedon
Call for Papers:
J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon
Special Issue of the Journal of Tolkien Research https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/
Co-edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Kristine Larsen
Connections between any of the works of both creative geniuses are fair game for this interdisciplinary volume. Some possible topics include: world-building, horror and the monstrous, critiques of heroism, women’s roles, Buffy-speak and elf-speak, and villainous motivations.
- Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief bio to both of the co-editors by August 4, 2019. Conference papers that have been presented are especially encouraged, so long as they have not been published. You may submit the entire conference paper for consideration instead of an abstract. It is understood that conference papers will need to be expanded to journal length articles (approximately 4000-7000 words). We will be using the Mythlore citation style (available at https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/styleguide.html).
- Abstracts/conference papers accepted to be expanded to journal length papers will be required to be returned in completed first draft stage by December 15, 2019.
- Note: Final acceptance of your paper for inclusion in this special themed issue of the journal will be determined by the journal’s peer review process (after all edits are made by the issue co-editors).