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Tolkien-Konferenz in Dublin

Die Fakultät für Anglistik des Trinity College in Dublin organisiert vom 21.-22. September 2012 eine Konferenz zum Thema: “Tolkien: The Forest and the City”. Die Keynote kommt von Prof. Tom Shippey (St Louis University, emeritiert): ‘The Goths and the Romans in Tolkien’s Imagination’’.

Die Konferenzgebühr beträgt €50 und beinhaltet ein Konferenzpaket, einem Empfang, Tee und Kaffee und einen Nachlaß auf den Konferenzband, der bei Four Courts Press erscheinen wird. Das Konferenzprogramm und Anmeldeformular erhaltet Ihr bei Dr. H. Conrad-O’Briain (conrado@tcd.ie).

Bisherige Vortragende:

  • Prof. Michael D. C. Drout (Wheaton College):  ‘The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’
  • Prof. Verlyn Flieger (University of Maryland): ‘Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Sentient Landscape in Tolkien’s Fiction’
  • Prof. Thomas Honegger (University of Jena): ‘”Raw Forest” and the “Cooked City” Lévi-Strauss in Middle-earth’
  • Prof. Alison Milbank (University of Nottingham): ‘In a Dark Wood: Tolkien and Dante’’
  • Meg Black: ‘The Party Tree and its Roots in the Spanish Civil War’
  • Dr. Jane Carroll (Trinity College Dublin): ‘On the Edge of Ruin: Unexpected Pleasures in Unexpected Places in The Lord of the Rings’’
  • Dr. Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University):  ‘Wildman of the Woods: Inscribing Tragedy on the Landscape of Middle –earth in The Children of Hurin’
  • Jennifer Harwood-Smith (Trinity College Dublin):  ‘Fractured Cities: the Twinning of Tolkien’s Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
  • Gerard Hynes, (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The Cedar has Fallen: Empire, Deforestation, and the Fall of Numenor’
  • Ian Kinane (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Less Noise, More Green: Cultural Materialism and the Reverse Discourse of the Forest in Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  • Karl Kinsella (Keble College Oxford): ‘A Preference for Round Windows: Architectural Description in Lord of the Rings
  • Rebecca Merkelbach (Clare College Cambridge): ‘Deeper and Deeper into the Wood: Forests as Places of Transformation in The Lord of the Rings’
  • Dominika Nycz: ‘The Forest and the City: The Dichotomy of Tolkien’s Istari’
  • Dr. Erin Sebo (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Liminal Cities? The Location of Riddle Contests in The Hobbit

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The School of English at the Trinity College in Dublin is organising a conference on: “Tolkien: The Forest and the City” from 21-22 September 2012. The keynote speaker is Prof. Tom Shippey (St Louis University, emeritus): ‘The Goths and the Romans in Tolkien’s Imagination’’.

The conference fee €50 and includes a conference pack, reception, tea and coffee and a discount on the conference proceedings to be published by Four Courts Press. The conference programme and registration form can be obtained with Dr. H. Conrad-O’Briain (conrado@tcd.ie).

Speakers so far confirmed:

  • Prof. Michael D. C. Drout (Wheaton College):  ‘The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’
  • Prof. Verlyn Flieger (University of Maryland): ‘Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Sentient Landscape in Tolkien’s Fiction’
  • Prof. Thomas Honegger (University of Jena): ‘”Raw Forest” and the “Cooked City” Lévi-Strauss in Middle-earth’
  • Prof. Alison Milbank (University of Nottingham): ‘In a Dark Wood: Tolkien and Dante’’
  • Meg Black: ‘The Party Tree and its Roots in the Spanish Civil War’
  • Dr. Jane Carroll (Trinity College Dublin): ‘On the Edge of Ruin: Unexpected Pleasures in Unexpected Places in The Lord of the Rings’’
  • Dr. Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University):  ‘Wildman of the Woods: Inscribing Tragedy on the Landscape of Middle –earth in The Children of Hurin’
  • Jennifer Harwood-Smith (Trinity College Dublin):  ‘Fractured Cities: the Twinning of Tolkien’s Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
  • Gerard Hynes, (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The Cedar has Fallen: Empire, Deforestation, and the Fall of Numenor’
  • Ian Kinane (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Less Noise, More Green: Cultural Materialism and the Reverse Discourse of the Forest in Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  • Karl Kinsella (Keble College Oxford): ‘A Preference for Round Windows: Architectural Description in Lord of the Rings
  • Rebecca Merkelbach (Clare College Cambridge): ‘Deeper and Deeper into the Wood: Forests as Places of Transformation in The Lord of the Rings’
  • Dominika Nycz: ‘The Forest and the City: The Dichotomy of Tolkien’s Istari’
  • Dr. Erin Sebo (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Liminal Cities? The Location of Riddle Contests in The Hobbit

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