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The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference

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The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference
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EditorSarah Wells
PublisherThe Tolkien Society
Released26 September 2008

The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference is a two volume book which contains the majority of the material presented at the Tolkien 2005 conference.



Section One: Tolkien's Life

  • Nancy Martsch: "The Ace Copyright Affair"
  • John Garth: "'As under a green sea': visions of war in the Dead Marshes"
  • Sharin Schroeder: "Invented, Borrowed, and Mixed Myths in the 'kinds of books we want to read'"
  • Franco Manni and Simone Bonechi: "The Complexity of Tolkien's Attitude Towards the Second World War"
  • Charles A. Coulombe: "Romantic Conservatives: The Inklings in Their Political Context"
  • Eric Rauscher: "We Had Nothing to Say to One Another — J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams, Another Look"
  • Richard Sturch: "On Tolkien, and Williams, and Tolkien on Williams"

Section Two: Tolkien's Literary Achievement

  • Marjorie Burns: "Containment and Progression in J.R.R. Tolkien's World"
  • Andrea Ulrich: "Approaching Reality in The Lord of the Rings"
  • Giovanni Agnoloni: "Tolkien as a Benchmark of Comparative Literature — Middle-earth in Our World"
  • Robin Anne Reid and Judy Ann Ford: "From Beowulf to Post-modernism: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings"
  • Ella van Wyk: "The Great Questions"
  • Catherine Hefferan-Hays: "Unlocking Supplementary Events in the Dreams, Visions, and Prophesies of J.R.R. Tolkien's Work"
  • Patrick Curry: "Iron Crown, Iron Cage: Tolkien and Weber on Modernity and Enchantment"
  • Tanya Glofcheskie: "Life as a Shared Story: Narrative Freedom in The Lord of the Rings"
  • Tanya Glofcheskie: "Descriptions of Nature in The Lord of the Rings: Outline of a method for analysis"
  • Ralph C. Wood: "J.R.R.Tolkien: Our Post-modern Contemporary"
  • Vincent Ferré: "Tolkien, the author and the critic: Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth and The Lord of the Rings"
  • Anna Vaninskaya: "Tolkien: A Man of His Time?"

Section Three: Tolkien in Other Lands

Section Four: Other Voices

Section Five: The Telling of Tales: Myth and Storytelling

Section Six: Tolkien's People

Section Seven: Tolkien's Legacy

Section Eight: Theology and the Nature of Good and Evil

  • Donald T. Williams: "The Everlasting Hobbit: Perspectives on the Human in Tolkien's Mythos"
  • Davide Cattaneo: "Divine presence and providence in The Lord of the Rings"
  • Greg Wright: "Fellowship and the Rings: An Ecumenical Approach to Tolkien"
  • Ronald Hutton: "The Pagan Tolkien"
  • Zach Watkins: "Satan and The Silmarillion: John Milton's Angelic Decline in J.R.R. Tolkien's Melkor"
  • Zach Watkins: "Mortality and Immortality: A panel discussion on 'Mortality and Immortality'"
  • Pedro Ángeles-Ruiz: "Catholic 'contrafactura' of myth in some J.R.R. Tolkien's writings
  • Beppe Roncari and Davide Cattaneo: "Tolkien and Christianity"
  • Dean Slavic: "The Underworld in Tolkien's Novel The Lord of the Rings"
  • Thomas Fornet-Ponse: "Different concepts of evil in The Lord of the Rings?"
  • Tim McKenzie: "I Pity Even His Slaves: Tolkien and the Theology of Evil"
  • Jill Delsigne: "Hobbits, Tolkien, and God: Writing Eucatastrophe and the Problem of Evil"

Section Nine: Tolkien's Sources

Section Ten: Middle-earth at the Movies

  • LeiLani Hinds: "Peter Jackson and Tolkien's Catholicism"
  • DawnEllen Jacobs: "Implicit and Explicit Treatments of Catholic Imagery in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Jackson's Film Trilogy"
  • Lance Weldy: "Peregrin's "Journey in the Dark": Jackson's Substitution in Agency"
  • Cherylynn Silvia: "One Ring to Rule Them All: Power and Surveillance in the Film Adaptations of The Lord of the Rings"
  • Gwydion M. Williams: "Eyeing Sauron: Tolkien in the language of film"
  • Christopher Garbowski: "Songs of Innocence and Experience: Tolkien at the Movies"
  • Maggie Fernandes: "Logos, the Silver Path to The Lord of the Rings: The Word in Novel and Film Writing"
  • Martin Barker: "Tolkien's Books and Peter Jackson's Films"

Section Eleven: Tolkien's World