Adapting Tolkien

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Adapting Tolkien
Publication Information
EditorWill Sherwood
PublisherLuna Press Publishing
Released12 April 2021
SeriesPeter Roe Memorial Fund
Preceded byTolkien the Pagan?
Followed byTwenty-first Century Receptions of Tolkien

Adapting Tolkien is a collection of the proceedings of the 2020 Tolkien Society Seminar. The book was published in 2021 as the twentieth volume in the Peter Roe Memorial Fund series.


  • Introduction by Will Sherwood
  • "The First Age Materials: Christopher Tolkien’s Greatest Task" by Cami D. Agan
  • "The other illustrated Silmarillion: Francis Mosley for the Folio Society" by Marie Bretagnolle
  • "Elvish as She is Filmed: The Adaption of the Elvish Language in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings" by Dr. Andrew Higgins
  • "‘I Heard the Sword’s Song, and it Sang to Me’: Adapting Tolkien in the World of Heavy Metal" by Brian Egede-Pedersen
  • "Is Adapting Tolkien (Mis)Remembering Tolkien?" by Mina D. Lukić
  • "Adapting Tolkien Beyond Arda, or, How to Navigate the Political Minefield of the International Astronomical Union in Order to Name Features on Titan, Pluto, and Charon After Middle-earth" by Kristine Larsen

From the Publisher

This volume of proceedings contains papers from the largest Tolkien Society seminar that almost marked the seminar’s move to a free online event. The 2020 seminar sought to explore how J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy partly relies on the continued adaptation of his works, characters, and languages. It offered insights into a range of artistic adaptations and evaluated how the tangible result expands the Tolkien fanbase and readership while cultivating a love and appreciation of Tolkien through the adaptor’s creative vision. It further examined the ways in which Tolkien’s creations have been interwoven into the very fabric of our primary world.

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