Conference On Middle-earth 2015
The Conference On Middle-earth 2015 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Topics: J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien and his works, criticism, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the books' impact on oneself and/or the world, the films and the film industry, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe and its impact, and anything you can imagine on topic. For examples of previous papers and panels, see the programming for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Conferences.
A few areas we wouldn't mind seeing covered:
The impact of The Hobbit & TLOTR on 1960s & 1970s popular music.
The visions of Middle-earth through art.
The astronomy of Middle-earth. [When is Durin's Day?]
The geography of Middle-earth.
The flora & fauna of Middle-earth.
The clothing of Middle-earth both from the books and the films.
The poetry and songs of Middle-earth.
We are accepting submissions now through 31 December 2014.
Paper Proposal: Please email a 250 word abstract including the presentation title, your name, and e-mail address.
Panel Proposal: Please email the panel name and a 250 word abstract. Please include the panel title, the panel chair/moderator, name and e-mail address of each presenter.
More info on submission and membership requirements can be found on the website.