Session Title

Deadscapes: Wastelands, Necropoli, and Other Tolkien-Inspired Places of Death, Decay, and Corruption (A Panel Discussion)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tales after Tolkien Society

Organizer Name

Geoffrey B. Elliott

Organizer Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Presider Name

Carrie Pagels

Presider Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 1

Sites of Memory in Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings

Presenter 1 Name

Geoffrey B. Elliott

Paper Title 2

Death and Politics in the Fourth World: Apocalypse and Recovery in the Earthdawn Roleplaying Game

Presenter 2 Name

Karol Rybaltowski

Presenter 2 Affiliation

FASA Games, Inc.

Paper Title 3

"Beorhtnoth we bear, not Beowulf": Descriptive Restraint in The Homecoming of Beorthnoth, Beorhthelm's Son

Presenter 3 Name

Brian McFadden

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Texas Tech Univ.

Paper Title 4

"Filled with Echoes": Norse and Celtic Elements of Tolkien's Early Realms of the Dead

Presenter 4 Name

Amy M. Amendt-Raduege

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Whatcom College

Start Date

8-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

Many of the "standard" fantasy works, ranging from the epics through Arthuriana into Tolkien and beyond, make much of grand wars fought on massive scales. They also, at times, look at what is left behind when the war is done, the graveyards filled and memorials erected. The session looks at how such things are constructed in works in the Tolkienian fantasy tradition and what functions they serve for readers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Geoffrey Elliott

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May 8th, 1:30 PM

Deadscapes: Wastelands, Necropoli, and Other Tolkien-Inspired Places of Death, Decay, and Corruption (A Panel Discussion)

Bernhard 209

Many of the "standard" fantasy works, ranging from the epics through Arthuriana into Tolkien and beyond, make much of grand wars fought on massive scales. They also, at times, look at what is left behind when the war is done, the graveyards filled and memorials erected. The session looks at how such things are constructed in works in the Tolkienian fantasy tradition and what functions they serve for readers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Geoffrey Elliott