Section 10: Flights of Fancy
- Baggins Remembered.
- A Humorous piece reversing the roles of
Bilbo Baggins and J.R.R. Tolkien, in the
style of a newspaper report.
- Short History of the Territorial Development
of the Dwarves' Kingdoms in the Second and Third
Ages of Middle-earth.
- This speculative paper, discusses the
emergence of the kingdoms of the Dwarves,
changes in their borders, and different
factors influencing them (e.g. wars with
Elves and Orcs). Their history recorded
up to the beginning of the Fourth Age,
when, after the fall of the enemy, the
kingdoms flourished again. This fictional
history is extrapolated from references
to the Dwarves in the published works of
J.R.R. Tolkien, to which much new
material has been added by the paper's
Angela Surtees and Steve Gardner
- The Mechanics of Dragons: An Introduction to The Study of their 'Ologies.
- Dragons are found throughout the history of most civilisations,
yet we appear to know little about them. This paper will present a
(tongue-in-cheek) introductory analysis of dragons and their place
in society, suggesting that perhaps they are not necessarily the terrible
and evil creatures they are sometimes portrayed to be . . .
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