Session Title

Tolkien and Medieval Constructions of Race

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Christopher Vaccaro

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Vermont

Presider Name

Deidre Dawson

Presider Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 1

Sun-Soot: Ragnarok and the Servants of Sauron

Presenter 1 Name

Larry J. Swain

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Bemidji State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Medievalist, Modernist, and Postmodernist Readings of Tolkien's Constructions of Race

Presenter 2 Name

Robin Anne Reid

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce

Paper Title 3

Jihad/Crusade or Race War? The News from the Battle of Helm's Deep

Presenter 3 Name

Michael A. Wodzak

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Viterbo Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Whether we consider the hierarchical structure of the created races of Middle-earth, or his granting of eastern or African features to specific races such as the Easterlings or the Haradrim, we find Tolkien working with medieval constructions of race, such as the notion of the Saracen. Christopher Vaccaro

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Tolkien and Medieval Constructions of Race

Fetzer 2016

Whether we consider the hierarchical structure of the created races of Middle-earth, or his granting of eastern or African features to specific races such as the Easterlings or the Haradrim, we find Tolkien working with medieval constructions of race, such as the notion of the Saracen. Christopher Vaccaro