Session431
Title'New' Tolkien: The Story of Kullervo and A Secret Vice - A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2016: 19.00-20.00
 
OrganiserDimitra Fimi, Centre for Fantasy & the Fantastic School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairDimitra Fimi, Centre for Fantasy & the Fantastic School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
 
AbstractThis round table discussion will focus on works by J. R. R. Tolkien published during the last 12 months. Participants will comment on The Story of Kullervo, edited by Verlyn Flieger, a creative retelling of a tragic episode from the Finnish Kalevala; and A Secret Vice, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, an extended edition of Tolkien's essay on invented languages together with new material on philology, contemporary language theories, and language as art.

Participants include Brad Eden (Valparaiso University), Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State University), and Goering Nelson (University of Oxford).