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The Return of the Ring: celebrating Tolkien in 2012

June 17, 2011 at 11:12 am by xoanon  - 

Loughborough University, 16th-20th August 2012 Call for Papers. Postgraduate Symposium: Tolkien Studies

Friday 17th August, Loughborough University, UK. – As part of their larger scale conference, ‘Return of the Ring’’, the Tolkien Society (UK) are offering a dedicated postgraduate symposium bringing together contemporary research in any discipline from the field of Tolkien Studies such as linguistics, literature, film studies, creative responses etc.

This is a unique opportunity for postgraduate and early career stage researchers to come together, share scholarship and be mentored by leading academics in the field in interdisciplinary panels.

The day is structured around the postgraduate papers, grouped into panels and culminates in a workshop session led by Martin Barker, Dimitra Fimi and Corey Olsen. The number of attendees is limited to 40 (with a maximum of 24 speakers in parallel sessions). All symposium attendees will also be welcome to attend the Friday evening events and entertainments of the main conference.

The symposium is free to postgraduates already registered for ‘Return of the Ring’ or £40 (including lunch) for those who are attending the symposium only. Student accommodation is available for either/both Thursday 16th and Friday 17th August.

To register for the symposium, or to submit an abstract (for a 15 minute paper) or for all other enquiries, please contact Meggy McMurry at

Details of the full conference, ‘Return of the Ring’, including accommodation rates, are available at

Posted in Events, Fans, Lectures & Education on June 17, 2011 by