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An fantasy/Tolkien literary conference set for Israel

August 16, 2007 at 1:50 am by MrCere  - 

Udi writes:

“For the third year in a row, Mythopia is one of the most prominent literary conventions in the Israeli landscape. Starting off with academic lectures on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, it began to house other literary endeavours such as those of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials”, G. R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” and C. S. Lewis’s “Narnia”.

The convention attracts a wide range of audiences, from early teens to mature adults, all interested in fannish delving or academic exploration, with no correlation to the age of the audience, who enjoys the stage of Israel’s top academic lecturers concerning literary works in the fantastic genre, producing a fantastic convention.

One of the lectures about Tolkien’s work is
Túrin and Frodo: A Fate Too Similarly Different / Ran Bar-Zik
Túrin, the hero of “The Children of Húrin”, seems vastly different than Frodo, the hero of “Lord of the Rings”. A closer inspection
reveals that the similarities outnumber the differences, and sometime Frodo mirrors Túrin to extremes.
The lecture shall examine the similarities and difference and will attempt to reach a conclusion on Tolkien’s storybuilding and the eternal element of the dance between myth and modern.”

I can’t read a word of it but Udi tells us the official site can be found right here

Posted in Conventions, Events, Lectures & Education, Old Special Reports on August 16, 2007 by
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