Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Society Conference (“Mythcon”) 45 Wheaton College, Norton, MA August 8-11, 2014 http://mythcon.org/45 Conference Theme: “WHERE FANTASY FITS” Fantasy literature does not fit comfortably into any scheme. Both old and new, traditional and innovative, popular and elite, mainstream and esoteric, escapist and engaged, high-tech and anti-technology, fantasy defies definitions and transcends categories, dramatizing […]
The second installment of Phase 1 of Year 3 of Riddles in the Dark team sees us revisiting The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug one last time. Three key themes are considered in the context of how they will follow through into The Hobbit: There and Back Again: 1) Dark versus Light; 2) Tauriel and Legolas […]
Marcel Aubron-Bülles at The Tolkienist has compiled an extensive list of Tolkien-related meetings throughout Europe and North America for 2014. So, if you ‘re interested in meeting other Tolkien fans and scholars, delivering a conference paper, or learning something new about your favorite author, be sure to bookmark Tolkien-related events in 2014.
Call for Papers: Humour in and around the works of Tolkien Tolkien has until recently been seen primarily as a writer of epic fantasy, a genre usually not associated with humour. If humour had been the subject of academic inquiry at all, then the authors focused mostly on the shorter works (e.g. Schneidewind on Farmer Giles […]
Call for Papers: Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald & the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy will be held at Magdalen College, Oxford, 13 – 15 August 2014. The “Inklings,” an Oxford group that included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams, has long been recognized as one of the most creative literary groups of […]
How do you celebrate your Doctor Who fandom? How has 50 years of Doctor Who influenced and inspired the writers, production, and actors of the current Matt Smith Era? Editors are seeking short essays focused upon aspects of filming, production, costumes, monsters, writing, etc. that have kept the show unique and creative for 50 years. Submit essay topics BY JANUARY […]
Study the Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth at Mythgard Academy…
The deadline for submitting proposals for the volume The Inklings & King Arthur has been extended until 1 February 2014! Click here for more information.
The spotlight now swivels to the third VIP for Mythmoot II: Back Again, rounding out a panel of creative artists who will set the Moot on fire! “Did you ever get the feeling that fairy tales don’t seem so fanciful anymore? Lately it seems the monsters are real, the quest insurmountable, and the heroes are only […]
Final preparations are in full swing for Mythmoot II: Back Again! This is going to be a Mythmoot to rival or surpass the first one. Music, art, and a wide array of topics in our presentation sessions–not to mention a pub quiz Saturday night emceed by Riddles in the Dark co-host Dave Kale–will make our […]