Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society
contact email: 
edsec@tolkiensociety.org

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

Focus:
The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

Format: The seminar will consist of a series of presentations over the day, presentations may be twenty minutes or forty-five minutes in length with a ten to fifteen minute question/discussion session. It is intended that there will be two morning sessions and one afternoon session.

Submissions: Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. Send your
proposal, and a short biography/CV to edsec@tolkiensociety.org

Deadline: Abstracts must be received by May 10th, 2009.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
popular_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond