Session Title

Tolkien's Chaucer

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Christopher Vaccaro

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Vermont

Presider Name

Christopher Vaccaro

Paper Title 1

Romance and Sexuality in Tolkien's Lost Chaucer

Presenter 1 Name

Yvette Kisor

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ramapo College

Paper Title 2

Tolkien, Chaucer, and the History of Ideas

Presenter 2 Name

Sharin F. Schroeder

Presenter 2 Affiliation

National Taipei Univ. of Technology

Paper Title 3

Travel, Redemption, and Pilgrimage Redux

Presenter 3 Name

Victoria Wodzak

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Viterbo Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 208

Description

With the upcoming publication of Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer(edited by John M. Bowers, Oxford University Press, 2019) readers of Tolkien have the opportunity to explore how Tolkien read Chaucer as well as how that reading influenced his fiction. This paper session might explore fourteenth-century ideas of romance, neoplatonism, self in relation to society, constructions of gender, etc., as they related to Tolkien’s texts. Christopher Vaccaro

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

Tolkien's Chaucer

Bernhard 208

With the upcoming publication of Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer(edited by John M. Bowers, Oxford University Press, 2019) readers of Tolkien have the opportunity to explore how Tolkien read Chaucer as well as how that reading influenced his fiction. This paper session might explore fourteenth-century ideas of romance, neoplatonism, self in relation to society, constructions of gender, etc., as they related to Tolkien’s texts. Christopher Vaccaro