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Robin Anne Reid on “The Grammar of Historical Memory in Tolkien’s Legendarium: The Tale of Beren and Lúthien” #s311 #imc2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Reid: project on computational linguistics comparing “Tinuviel”, “Beren and Lúthien”, and “Aragorn and Arwen” in terms of text statistics, archaisms, geographical terminology, and “keyness”. #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Reid: more onomastic richness (in terms of place and geography) in Beren and Lúthien, rather than Tinuviel. Evidence of the development of #Tolkien’s worldbuilding? #S311 #imc2018 @IMC_Leeds
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Nathan Fredrickson on “Invented Language and Invented Religion: Tolkien’s Innovative Symbolic Systems and New Religious Movements” #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Fredrickson: there’s an essentialist humanistic way of thinking in #Tolkien, but also a critical, almost post-modernist emphasis on the constructiveness of things.
Fredrickson: linguistic invention has been neglected in fiction-based religions. There is some acknowledgment but not a proper consideration in #Tolkien-inspired religious movements.
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Yvette Kisor on “Tolkien’s ‘The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun’ and The Lay of Leithian” #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Kisor: The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun and The Lay of Leithien were written at the same time and they both contain elements of sexual desire and rapaciousness. #s311 #imc2018 @IMC_Leeds
Kisor: The encounter of Beren and Lúthien in the Lay is intensely physical, as opposed to the text of the Book of Lost Tales. #s311 #imc2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
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J. Patrick Pazdziora on “‘I will give you a name’: Sentient Objects in Tolkien’s Fiction”. #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Pazdziora: Kullervo is, in reality, “old” #Tolkien - pre-war, pre-Middle-earth. The paper will focus on animism, esp. Kullervo’s talking sword. #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
Pazdziora: the speaking sword is the most tangible link between Kullervo and Narn-i-chin-Húrin - but it doesn’t occur in the Kalevala. #s311 #IMC2018 @IMC_Leeds #Tolkien
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