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Forthcoming Events

 

GIFCon (Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations)

"Beyond the Anglocentric Fantastic" - 28-30 April 2021

See here for full details, programme, and links to book free tickets.

 

 

 

 

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-15 May 2021

Session 94: Christopher Tolkien, Medievalist (1924–2020): A Roundtable
(Tuesday 11 May 2021)

Sponsor: Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Univ. of Glasgow
Organizer: Kristine A. Swank, University of Glasgow
Presider: Dr Dimitra Fimi, University of Glasgow

A roundtable discussion with Miriam Mayburd (University of Iceland), Eileen M. Moore (Cleveland State University), Erik D. Mueller-Harder (Independent Scholar), and Perry Neil Harrison (Fort Hays State University)

Session 344: Medieval World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies
(Friday 14 May 2021)

Sponsor: Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
Organizer: Kristine A. Swank, University of Glasgow
Presider: Kristine A. Swank

"Valinor in America: Faerian Drama and the Disenchantment of Middle-earth", John D. Rateliff, Independent Scholar

"Infinity War of the Ring: Parallels between the Conflict within Sauron and Thanos", Jeremy Byrum, Independent Scholar

"Tolkien, Robin Hood, and the Matter of the Greenwood", Perry Neil Harrison, Fort Hays State University

"Tolkien’s Golden Trees and Silver Leaves: Do Writers Build the Same World for Every Reader?", Luke Shelton, University of Glasgow