Session Title

Tolkien's Natural World and Science

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Brad Eden

Organizer Affiliation

Valparaiso Univ.

Presider Name

Anna Smol

Presider Affiliation

Mount St. Vincent Univ.

Paper Title 1

The (Nearly) Discarded Image: Tolkien's Later Tinkerings with His Medieval Cosmology

Presenter 1 Name

Kristine Larsen

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Central Connecticut State Univ.

Paper Title 2

You Must Remember This: Time Dilation in Middle-earth

Presenter 2 Name

Michael Wodzak

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Viterbo Univ.

Paper Title 3

Litany of the Ents: Treebeard's Priesthood and the Sacred Nature of Tolkien's Natural World

Presenter 3 Name

Victoria Holtz Wodzak

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Viterbo Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2014 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 208

Description

This session will examine various aspects of Tolkien's mythology in relation to its physical and scientific constructs: plants, weather, cosmology, animals, geography, etc.

Brad Eden

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Tolkien's Natural World and Science

Bernhard 208

This session will examine various aspects of Tolkien's mythology in relation to its physical and scientific constructs: plants, weather, cosmology, animals, geography, etc.

Brad Eden