The Ring Goes Ever On
Celebrating 50 Years of The Lord of the Rings
11-15 AUGUST 2005
ASTON UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the
Rings, The Tolkien Society announces a major international conference
and convention combining scholarship, celebration and commemoration.
Tolkien 2005: The Road Goes Ever On will be a worldwide gathering of
Tolkien readers and enthusiasts, students of Tolkien's writings and
artists responding to those writings, performers, actors and adapters;
collectors and curators; bibliographers and philologists; established
academics, new researchers and creative writers; journalists,
publishers, biographers, commentators and film-makers. Tolkien 2005
will represent one of the first large-scale international gatherings
of Tolkien readers to meet in the wake of the completion of Peter
Jackson's screen versions of The Lord of the Rings and will endeavour
to reflect this in its range of activities and interests.
The conference organisers now announce a first call for papers.
Lectures, seminars and panel presentations are invited on all aspects
of the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. The conference encourages
submissions intended for a variety of audiences: academic and literary
critical contributions are welcome, as are responses aimed more
broadly at the wide diversity of Tolkien readers and filmgoers.
Contributions should combine sound scholarship with accessibility.
Emerging conference themes include:
· Art and Illustration
· Authors responding to Tolkien
· Dramatisation and film adaptation
· Publication histories
· Philology and The Languages of Middle-earth
· Ecology and Environment
· Ethics, Power and Conflict
· Tolkien and War
· Popularity and the legacy of Tolkien
· Gender and identity
· Myth, Fantasy and Romance patterns
· Characterisation and narrative
· The Inklings
· Tolkien on the Internet
· Tolkien and recent fantasy literature
· Tolkien in literary theory and cultural studies
Expressions of interest and proposals should be sent (no deadline) to
Dr Bob Davis
University of Glasgow, St Andrews Building
11 Eldon Street
or e-mail email@example.com
Further information may be found at:
Any queries regarding this Press Release should be addressed to:
Ian Collier, Publicity Officer, 45 Caldew Maltings, Bridge Lane,
Carlisle, CA2 5SW
Apraently Museaum Replicas has entered a licencing agreement with
New Line so there will be "official" costumes issued.
Go to: http://store.museumreplicas.com/cgi-b
then scroll down to the LOTR text.
They're showing things for Frodo, Gandalf and Legolas. Mentioning
things about Arwen but nothing showing yet.
The pictures doen't show things clearly.
These are not "in the bag" Halloween costumes so that means the
quaility is supose to be higher. Since these are "officially
licenced", any and all discussion is allowed here. This should help
though of you who are non sewers