TitleTolkien and Diversity: A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 19.00-20.30
OrganiserAndrew Higgins, Centre for Fantasy & the Fantastic, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Moderator/ChairYvette Kisor, School of Humanities & Global Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey
AbstractThis round table discussion will explore different and diverse contextual approaches to the works of Tolkien as well how educators and scholars constructively engage with the complex and often seemingly problematic representations of race and ethnicity in Tolkien's works.

Participants include Deidre Dawson (Independent Scholar, Temple, Texas), Sultana Raza (Independent Scholar, Strassen, Luxembourg), and Christopher Vaccaro (University of Vermont).