Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tolkien at Kalamazoo 2011 (revised schedule)

So, thanks to Jason Fisher's post
( http://lingwe.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-tolkien-at-kalamazoo.html ), I now know more about other Tolkien events at Kalamazoo. So I've revised the schedule I put up a few days ago, to include the extra Tolkien events, two C. S. Lewis panels I only noticed last night, and (to increase the usefulness of it all), the room numbers where each event is to take place. So here's the revised schedule of Tolkien events at Kalamazoo 2011. I shd be able to make it to almost all of these, but we'll see. Enjoy!

Kalamazoo Schedule 2011


10AM, Valley II 204

Session 7: In Honor of Jane Chance (Roundtable)

Presider: Gergely Nagy, Szegedi Tudományegyetem

A roundtable discussion with Deanne Delmar Evans, Bemidji State Univ.; Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College (“Medieval Women, Its Impact on Medieval Studies and Medievalism”); Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State Univ. (“Mythography and Middle-earth”); Christopher Vaccaro, Univ. of Vermont (“A Hobbit Hole of One’s Own: Identity, Gender, and Difference in Middle-earth Studies”); and Joe Ricke, Taylor Univ.


1.30PM, FETZER 2016

Session 73: Languages in Tolkien’s Legendarium

Presider: Benjamin S. W. Barootes, McGill Univ.

The Pleasure and the Poetics of Translating Old Norse

Mary Faraci, Florida Atlantic Univ.

The Origins of the Name “Thrihyrne” in The Lord of the Rings in Relation to the Icelandic Sagas

Tsukusu Jinn Itó, Shinshu Daigaku

Dunlendish and Sindarin: Tolkien’s Diptych of British-Welsh

Yoko Hemmi, Keio Univ.


3.30PM, FETZER 2016

Session 120: Romantic Nationalism in Tolkien’s Legendarium

Presider: Douglas Anderson, Independent Scholar

Herder, Hiawatha, Húrin, and Hobbits: Teaching Tolkien as a Romantic Nationalist

John William Houghton, Hill School

Kipling, Tolkien, and Romantic Anglo-Saxonism

Dimitra Fimi, Univ. of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Macpherson and Tolkien: A Tale of Two Legendariums

John D. Rateliff, Independent Scholar

Rhetoric of the Rings: J.R R. Tolkien’s Allegories of Reading

Craig Franson, La Salle Univ.

Th. May 12th

7.30 PM, FETZER 1055.

Session 148: Festive Video Game Workshop

[session contains one Tolkien-related presentation]

A Narrative of One’s Own: Finding a Spot for Player Heroes in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

N. M. Heckel of the American Military University.


10 AM, Schneider 210

Session 210: Scholar as Minstrel: Music and Tolkien

Presider: Keith W. Jensen, William Rainey Harper College

The Harmony of the Worlds and the Horn of Heimdal: Cosmological Music in Creation and Subcreation

Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State Univ.

The Three Greatest Minstrels in Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Early Thoughts on Music and Power

Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

Swann’s Songs: Tolkien’s Clues To Tempo, Tone, and Tune in Middle-earth Music

John R. Holmes, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville

CSI: Who Killed Cock Robin?

Jennifer Culver, Univ. of Texas–Dallas, and Lynn Payette, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts


1.30 PM, Schneider 1280

Session 264: Geography, Lands, Environments in Tolkien’s Legendarium

Presider: Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

“We Have Not Here a Lasting City”: The Undying Lands and the Other Disappearing Landscapes of Arda

Jeffrey Pinyan, Independent Scholar

The Clay of Cataclysm: Graeco-Roman and Medieval Notions of Adaptation Present in the Building, Destruction, and Rebuilding of Middle-earth

James R. Vitullo, William Rainey Harper College

Geography’s Grammar: A Stylistic Analysis of Middle-earth

Robin Anne Reid

Concerning Horses: Tolkien and Horses in the Legendarium

Janice M. Bogstad, Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire


3.30 PM, Schneider 1280

Session 322: Returning Heroes: Medieval and Modern in Tolkien’s Legendarium

Presider: Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College

Gandalf’s Sojourn through Purgatory: Medieval and Modern Adventure?

Nicole Andel, Pennsylvania State Univ.

“Well, I’m Back”: Tolkien’s Return Song in Two Part Harmony

Vickie Holtz-Wodzak, Viterbo Univ.

Point of No Return: The Scarred Homecoming in the Writing of J. R. R. Tolkien

Perry Harrison, Abilene Christian Univ.

Making Heroes: The Reception of Returning Soldiers in the Novels of J. R. R. Tolkien and Virginia Woolf

Margaret Sinex, Western Illinois Univ.


7.30 PM, Fetzer 1010


Presider: Robin Anne Reid

(1) Maidens of Middle-earth

Eileen Marie Moore, Independent Scholar

(2) The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

John D. Rateliff, Independent Scholar; Deidre Dawson, Michigan State Univ.; Richard C. West, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dimitra Fimi, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff; and Deborah Webster Rogers, Independent Scholar

(3) Music Inspired by the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

(4) “Where Did Our Ring Go?”: The Motown Tolkien

Mike Foster, Independent Scholar; Merlin DeTardo, Independent Scholar; Jo Foster, Independent Scholar; and Amy Amendt-Raduege, Whatcom Community College


10 AM, Valley I 100

Session 351: Tolkien and the Medieval Mediterranean

Sponsor: UW (Madison) Department of Comparative Literature

Presider: Scott A. Mellor, UW

Gondor’s Debt to Byzantium

Christopher Livanos

Crossing the Borders: Unconscious in Dante’s Inferno, Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and Wood and Burchielli’s DMZ

Faith Portier

The Presence of the Middle East in The Lord of the Rings

Marryam Abdl-Haleem

10 AM, Schneider 1265

Session 380: Medievalist Fantasies of Christendom: The Use of the Medieval as Christian Apologetic in the Literature of the Inklings and Their Contemporaries

Presider: Cory Lowell Grewell, Thiel College

The Battle for Middle Earth: Medieval Fantasy of Christendom by a Modern Apologetic

Morgan Mayreis-Voorhis, Independent Scholar

Double Affirmation: Medieval Chronology, Geography, and Devotion in the Arthuriad of Charles Williams

Sorina Higgins, Lehigh Carbon Community College

The Polemical Other: Narnian Values and the Complicated Case of Calormen

Emanuelle Burton, Univ. of Chicago

Overcoming the Seven Deadly Sins: Active Spiritual Warriors in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Emily E. Redman, Purdue Univ.


12 noon, Bernhard: President's Dining Room

Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Business Meeting

Sunday, May 15

8:30 AM, Valley II 205

Session 517: C. S. Lewis: Rediscovering the Discarded Image I

Sponsor: C. S. Lewis Society, Purdue Univ. Organizer: Crystal Kirgiss, Purdue Univ.

Presider: Erin Kissick, Purdue Univ.

Refurbishing a Discarded Image: C. S. Lewis’s Use of Spenser’s Faerie Queene in That Hideous Strength

Paul R. Rovang, Edinboro Univ. of Pennsylvania

C. S. Lewis and the Narnian Cosmos: Re-envisioning the Discarded Image

Heather Herrick Jennings, Univ. of California–Davis

“The Discarded Image?” C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield on the Medieval Model

Edwin Woodruff Tait, Huntington Univ.

Sunday, May 15

10:30 AM, Valley II 205

Session 548: C. S. Lewis: Rediscovering the Discarded Image II

Sponsor: C. S. Lewis Society, Purdue Univ. Organizer: Crystal Kirgiss, Purdue Univ.

Presider: Jason Lotz, Purdue Univ.

“Use Your Specimens While You Can”: Lewis the Medievalist, Lewis the Medieval

Jennifer Woodruff Tait, Huntington Univ.

The Intuitive Medievalism of C. S. Lewis

Chris R. Armstrong, Bethel Univ.

Lewis’s Translation of Augustine on the Trinity

Charles Ross, Purdue Univ.

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