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

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

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.

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

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