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Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference
AuthorVarious
PublisherMythopoeic Press
ReleasedJanuary 1st, 1995
FormatPaperback
Pages458
ISBN1887726047

Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference is a book which contains the majority of the material presented at the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference.

Contents

Contents

Section 1: Recollection and Remembrance

  • Vera Chapman, Reminiscences: Oxford in 1920, Meeting Tolkien and Becoming an Author at 77
  • Glen H. GoodKnight, Tolkien Centenary Banquet Address
  • Fr. Robert Murray, Sermon at Thanksgiving Service, Keble College Chapel, 23rd August 1992
  • George Sayer, Recollections of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Rayner Unwin, Publishing Tolkien

Section 2: Sources and Influences

  • Nils Ivar Agøy, Quid Hinieldus cum Christo? - New Perspectives on Tolkien's Theological Dilemma and his Sub-Creation Theory
  • Verlyn Flieger, Tolkien's Experiment with Time: The Lost Road, "The Notion Club Papers" and J.W.Dunne
  • Deirdre Greene, Higher Argument: Tolkien and the tradition of Vision, Epic and Prophecy
  • Virginia Luling, An Anthropologist in Middle-earth
  • Charles E. Noad, Frodo and his Spectre: Blakean Resonances in Tolkien
  • Gloriana St. Clair, An Overview ofthe Northern Influences on Tolkien's Works
  • Gloriana St. Clair, Volsunga Saga and Narn: Some Analogies
  • Chris Seeman, Tolkien's Revision ofthe Romantic Tradition
  • Tom Shippey, Tolkien as a Post-War Writer
  • Norman Talbot, Where do Elves go to? Tolkien and a Fantasy Tradition

Section 3: The Lord ofthe Rings

  • Marjorie Burns, Eating, Devouring, Sacrifice and Ultimate Just Desserts
  • Jane Chance, Power and Knowledge in Tolkien: The Problem of Difference in "The Birthday Party"
  • Joe R. Christopher, The Moral Epiphanies in The Lord of the Rings
  • Patrick Curry, "Less Noise and More Green": Tolkien's Ideology for England
  • Gwenyth Hood, The Earthly Paradise in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Gloriana St. Clair, Tolkien as Reviser: A Case Study
  • Christina Scull, Open Minds, Closed Minds in The Lord of the Rings

Section 4: The Silmarillion

  • Alex Lewis, Historical Bias in the Making of The Silmarillion
  • Eric Schweicher, Aspects of the Fall in The Silmarillion

Section 5: Linguistics and Lexicography

  • Peter M. Gilliver, At the Wordface: J.R.R. Tolkien's Work on the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Christopher Gilson and Patrick Wynne, The Growth of Grammar in the Elven Tongues
  • Deirdre Greene, Tolkien's Dictionary Poetics: The Influence of the OED's Defining Style on Tolkien's Fiction
  • Natalia Grigorieva, Problems of Translating into Russian
  • Bruce Mitchell, J.R.R. Tolkien and Old English Studies: An Appreciation
  • Tom Shippey, Tolkien and the Gawain-poet

Section 6: Response and Reaction

  • Vladimir Grushetskiy, How Russians See Tolkien
  • Wayne G. Hammond, The Critical Response to Tolkien's Fiction
  • Jessica Yates, Tolkien the Anti-totalitarian

Section 7: Tolkien Studies

  • Helen Armstrong, Good Guys, Bad Guys, Fantasy and Reality
  • Christine Barkley, The Realm of Faërie
  • Christine Barkley, Point of View in Tolkien
  • Joe R. Christopher, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Clerihew
  • Edith L. Crowe, Power in Arda: Sources, Uses and Misuses
  • Chris Hopkins, Tolkien and Englishness
  • Carl F. Hostetter and Arden R. Smith, A Mythology for England
  • Nancy Martsch, A Tolkien Chronology
  • Tadeusz Andrzej Olszanski, Evil and the Evil One in Tolkien's Theology
  • René van Rossenberg, Tolkien's Exceptional Visit to Holland: A Reconstruction
  • Anders Stenström, A Mythology? For England?
  • Dwayne Thorpe, Tolkien's Elvish Craft

Section 8: Middle-earth Studies

  • Jenny Coombs and Marc Read, A Physics of Middle-earth
  • David A. Funk, Explorations into the Psyche of Dwarves
  • William Antony Swithin Sarjeant, The Geology of Middle-earth
  • Lester E. Simons, Writing and Allied Technologies in Middle-earth

Section 9: The Inklings

  • Charles A. Coulombe, Hermetic Imngination: The Effect of The Golden Dawn on Fanlasy Literature
  • David Doughan, Tolkien, Sayers, Sex and Gender
  • Colin Duriez, Tolkien and the Other Inklings
  • Lisa Hopkins, Female Authority Figures in the Works of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams
  • Diana Lynne Pavlac, More than a Bandersnatch: Tolkien as a Collaborative Writer
  • Stephen Yandell, "A Pattern Which Our Nature Cries Out For": The Medieval Tradition of the Ordered Four in the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Section 10: Flights of Fancy
  • John Ellison, Baggins Remembered
  • Hubert Sawa, Short History of the Territorial Development of the Dwarves' Kingdoms in the Second and Third Ages Of Middle-earth
  • Angela Surtees and Steve Gardner, The Mechanics of Dragons.. An Introduction to * The Study of their 'Ologies

Section II: Other Writers

  • Madawc Williams, Tales of Wonder - Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Age of Jane Austen
  • J.R. Wytenbroek, Natural Mysticism in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows
  • J.R. Wytenbroek, Cetacean Consciousness in Katz's Whalesinger and L'Engle's A Ring of Endless Light

Index

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