The DTG (GTS) has been trying to support research as much as it is possible for a registered charity.
Thanks for that! 👍😁
As Tolkien started out in Classics at @ExeterCollegeOx the influence on his writing is clear - even though he changed his studies halfway through (thank God 😅)
* rational legal (victory in battle)
* traditional (pedigree)
* charismatic (simply hot, my summary 😅)
P.S. Reducing talks to tweets does not do them justice! 😈
This is taken from his dissertation project in progress, looking forward to reading the final work - the talk offers insights in modes of will in #Tolkien's writing.
Working from Machiavelli's "Prince" and Hobbes' "Leviathan" Filipovic offers her view on the concept of the two political bodies and Sauron's function in Tolkien's tales.
Unfortunately, I had to miss out on three interesting talks by Isabel Busch, Flora Sophie Lemburg, and Oleksandra Filonenko...
Looking forward to reading the papers @GermanTolkSoc's academic yearbook Hither Shore, which is considered a must have in Tolkien Studies worldwide.
On a personal note: Glad to listen to a francophone Swiss for a change 😊👍🇨🇭
The final words at confession 'Go in peace' seem to mirror Aragorn's words 'Be at peace.'
Unfortunately, because I, ahem, went to bed pretty late I missed out on the last two talks! 😭