Session Title

Tolkien and Temporality: Medieval Constructions of Time

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Christopher Vaccaro

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Vermont

Presider Name

Brad Eden

Presider Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 1

Of Niggle and Ringwraiths: Tolkien on Time and Eternity as the Deepest Stratum of His Work

Presenter 1 Name

Robert Dobie

Presenter 1 Affiliation

La Salle Univ.

Paper Title 2

Tolkien's Anglo-Saxon Women: A Journey into the Medieval through the Modernity of Middle-Earth

Presenter 2 Name

Annie Brust

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Kent State Univ./Kenston High School

Paper Title 3

The Eschatological Catholic: J. R. R. Tolkien and a Multi-Modal Temporality

Presenter 3 Name

Stephen Yandell

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Xavier Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Given the presence of both immortal Elves and mortal Men in Middle-earth, time is experienced and represented in multiple ways. The timeline of history is expressed as consecutive ages tracing the intertwined dominance and receding of these two peoples, of Elves and Men. This timeline of Arda moves from a creation to a final end, and in this conception, medieval notions of time and history can be seen, particularly medieval Christian notions of time and history. Christopher Vaccaro

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

Tolkien and Temporality: Medieval Constructions of Time

Fetzer 2016

Given the presence of both immortal Elves and mortal Men in Middle-earth, time is experienced and represented in multiple ways. The timeline of history is expressed as consecutive ages tracing the intertwined dominance and receding of these two peoples, of Elves and Men. This timeline of Arda moves from a creation to a final end, and in this conception, medieval notions of time and history can be seen, particularly medieval Christian notions of time and history. Christopher Vaccaro