The Lord of the Rings: 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder

On October 22-23, 2004, the Department of Special Collections will host “The Lord of the Rings, 1954-2004” The conference will offer new scholarship upon the 50th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien’s masterpiece.

Papers will be delivered by Douglas A. Anderson, Jane Chance, David Bratman, Marjorie Burns, Michael Drout, Matt Fisher, Verlyn Flieger, Michael Foster,
John Garth, Wayne G. Hammond, Carl. F. Hostetter, S. Gary Hunnewell, John D. Rateliff, Christina Scull, Thomas A. Shippey, Arden R. Smith, Paul Edmund Thomas, Richard C. West, and Patrick Wynne.

A fall 2004 exhibit of sketches and drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien is also planned by Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art. Early-bird registration is available online. Price of conference registration goes up after March 31, 2004.

General link to Marquette Archives web site: