Talks & Papers Programme
18 – 20 September 2020
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In addition to the keynote talks and panels, the following paper and panels have been accepted for Oxonmoot Online:

  • Alan Reynolds: Professors at play – Some early reviews of The Hobbit
  • Andoni Cossio: Foraging for Sources – Sir Orfeo as the Origin of Medieval Romance Topoi Present in Mirkwood
  • Birgitte Breemerkamp: “It Mourns for Beleg Even As You Do” – ‘Living’ Swords in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium
  • Chad High: Tolkien’s Hidden Realms
  • Constantin Pirozhkov: A Commentary on Tolkien’s lecture ‘Dragons’
  • Denis Bridoux: Tolkien’s Doodles
  • Enrico Spadaro: Destroying the state from within – the role of advisors in Tolkien’s world
  • Ian Barnstead: Bilbo, the Existentialist Hero
  • Ian Spittlehouse: Llanbedrog 1920
  • Jay Johnstone: Tolkienography
  • Jennifer Brooker: Language re-imagined in Middle Earth and Hundred-Acre Wood
  • Julieta Elizaga: Archetypes in Tolkien’s work: a (very) preliminary approach from Jung’s psychological functions
  • Kate Grindstaff: On Increasing Tolkien Popularity in Times of Change and Upheaval
  • Kenton Sena: Ecological Memory in The Lord of the Rings
  • Kristine Larsen: Doctor Tolkien’s Life-long Moon Phase Bad (with apologies to The Beatles)
  • Len Sanford: Tolkien Art Show
  • Leslie Donovan (moderator): Maybe Exhausting, but Not At All Depressing: Spanning Levels, Countries, and Approaches to Teach Tolkien
  • Madawc Williams: Gandalf: from Bladorthin to Olorin
  • Maria Zielenbach: The Semitic connection – Near Eastern Influences on Tolkien’s invented languages
  • María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez: The Call of the Spiders: A Feminist Reading of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Ungoliant and Shelob
  • Mariana Rios Maldonado: Ethics, Femininity and the Other in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth Narratives
  • Marie Bretagnolle: Middle-earth in Paris : the BnF exhibition of 2019-2020
  • Martha Celis: The importance of music and its different functions in the works of JRR Tolkien
  • Michael Urick: Leadership in Tolkien’s Middle-earth
  • Michaela Schneider-Wettstein: “More than Meets the Eye”: The Significance of the Edifice in The Lord of the Rings
  • Murray Smith: Wizards, knowledge, strong suspicion, and divine intervention
  • Patty Howerton: One Book at a Time
  • Paul Corfield Godfrey: In Slothful Gardens?
  • Robert Viscusi: A new lens: discovering Tolkien’s tertiary world & the reality of his work
  • Sara Brown: The Ring of Power and The Deception of Simile
  • Sultana Raza: Alan Lee’s Cover Art & his exploration of Tolkien’s ‘new’ works
  • Theo Maligeay: Rock’n’troll : Tolkien’s works in the music of the 1960s and 1970s
  • Zvetelina Nestorov: Authoritative Poetry – A structural description of Authority in The Lord of the Rings with the Weber Triadic Authority Model

The programme of Talks and Papers will run across the following times:

  • Friday 22:30 to Saturday 01:15 UK time (Friday 17:30-20:15 USA Eastern time, Friday 14:30-17:15 USA Pacific Time)
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 UK time (Saturday 04:00-12:00 USA Eastern time, Saturday 01:00-09:00 USA Pacific time)
  • Saturday 23:00 to Sunday 01:15 UK time (Saturday 18:00-20:15 USA Eastern time, Saturday 15:00-17:15 USA Pacific time)
  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:15 UK time (Sunday 04:00-12:15 USA Eastern time, Sunday 01:00-09:15 USA Pacific time)

The schedule of talks within these times will be published shortly.