Thanks to Amy for the info!

Belmont University Lecture on Tolkien Fan Fiction:

“Reimagining Rosie: Portrayals of Tolkien’s Rosie Cotton in 21st-Century Fan Fiction”
10am, Belmont University Nashville, TN, USA
March 30, 2005 at the Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117
Academic Convocation Credit Given to Students – Lecture Open to the Public

Brought to you by SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Gender Equality) for Women’s History Month:

Dr. Amy H. Sturgiswill discuss the imaginative and expressive potential for fan fiction through an examination of fan-authored stories about the long-ignored Lord of the Rings character Rosie Cotton. Dr. Sturgis will demonstrate how fan writers use Rosie as a voice for their own identities and interests (making her in turn a domestic paragon, a sexual iconoclast, and a supernatural changeling), and how they strive to make Rosie an equal to the male characters in Tolkien’s works. This academic lecture is based on Dr. Sturgis’s forthcoming article in the scholarly journal Mythlore.

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