Proceedings of the J.R.R.Tolkien Centenary Conference, 1992

Auteurs Patricia Reynolds & Glen H. Goodknight (dir.)
Publication 1995
Éditeurs Tolkien Society, Mythopoeic Press

Présentation de l'éditeur (traduction)

The Tolkien Centenary Conference se tint au Keble College d'Oxford, du 17 août au 24 août 1992 afin de célébrer le centième anniversaire de la naissance du professeur J.R.R. Tolkien. La conférence fut dirigée par la Tolkien Society et l'American Mythopoeic Society, et engloba des conférences annuelles (Oxonmoot 1992 and Mythcon XXIII) tenues cette année.

Onze sections thématiques chapeautent ces notes de conférence qui traitent de tous les aspects de la vie et de l'œuvre de Tolkien. Comportant un index complet, cet ouvrage inclue neuf photographies en noir et blanc et quarante-trois autres illustrations, diagrammes et cartes en noir et blanc.


  • Contents
  • Unpublished contributions
  • Editorial
  • Opening Address

Section 1: Recollection and Remembrance

  • Reminiscences: Oxford in 1920, Meeting Tolkien and Becoming an Author at 77 - Vera Chapman
  • Tolkien Centenary Banquet Address - Glen H. GoodKnight
  • Sermon at Thanksgiving Service, Keble College Chapel, 23rd August 1992 - Fr. Robert Murray
  • Recollections of J.R.R. Tolkien - George Sayer
  • Publishing Tolkien - Rayner Unwin

Section 2: Sources and Influences

  • Quid Hinieldus cum Christo? – New Perspectives on Tolkien’s Theological Dilemma and his Sub-Creation Theory - Nils Ivar Agøy
  • Tolkien’s Experiment with Time: The Lost Road, “The Notion Club Papers” and J.W.Dunne - Verlyn Flieger
  • Higher Argument: Tolkien and the tradition of Vision, Epic and Prophecy - Deirdre Greene
  • An Anthropologist in Middle-earth - Virginia Luling
  • Frodo and his Spectre: Blakean Resonances in Tolkien - Charles E. Noad
  • An Overview of the Northern Influences on Tolkien’s Works - Gloriana St. Clair
  • Volsunga Saga and Narn: Some Analogies - Gloriana St. Clair
  • Tolkien’s Revision ofthe Romantic Tradition - Chris Seeman
  • Tolkien as a Post-War Writer - Tom Shippey
  • Where do Elves go to? Tolkien and a Fantasy Tradition - Norman Talbot

Section 3: The Lord ofthe Rings

  • Eating, Devouring, Sacrifice and Ultimate Just Desserts - Marjorie Burns
  • Power and Knowledge in Tolkien: The Problem of Difference in “The Birthday Party” - Jane Chance
  • The Moral Epiphanies in The Lord of the Rings - Joe R. Christopher
  • “Less Noise and More Green”: Tolkien’s Ideology for England - Patrick Curry
  • The Earthly Paradise in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings - Gwenyth Hood
  • Tolkien as Reviser: A Case Study - Gloriana St. Clair
  • Open Minds, Closed Minds in The Lord of the Rings - Christina Scull

Section 4: The Silmarillion

  • Historical Bias in the Making of The Silmarillion - Alex Lewis
  • Aspects of the Fall in The Silmarillion - Eric Schweicher

Section 5: Linguistics and Lexicography

  • At the Wordface: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Work on the Oxford English Dictionary - Peter M. Gilliver
  • The Growth of Grammar in the Elven Tongues - Christopher Gilson and Patrick Wynne
  • Tolkien’s Dictionary Poetics: The Influence ofthe OED’s Defining Style on Tolkien’s Fiction - Deirdre Greene
  • Problems of Translating into Russian - Natalia Grigorieva
  • J.R.R. Tolkien and Old English Studies: An Appreciation - Bruce Mitchell
  • Tolkien and the Gawain-poet - Tom Shippey

Section 6: Response and Reaction

How Russians See Tolkien - Vladimir Grushetskiy The Critical Response to Tolkien’s Fiction - Wayne G. Hammond Tolkien the Anti-totalitarian - Jessica Yates

Section 7: Tolkien Studies

  • Good Guys, Bad Guys, Fantasy and Reality - Helen Armstrong
  • The Realm of Fa&eumlrie - Christine Barkley
  • Point of View in Tolkien - Christine Barkley
  • J.R.R. Tolkien and the Clerihew - Joe R. Christopher
  • Power in Arda: Sources, Uses and Misuses - Edith L. Crowe
  • Tolkien and Englishness - Chris Hopkins
  • A Mythology for England - Carl F. Hostetter and Arden R. Smith
  • A Tolkien Chronology - Nancy Martsch
  • Evil and the Evil One in Tolkien’s Theology - Tadeusz Andrzej Olszanski
  • Tolkien’s Exceptional Visit to Holland: A Reconstruction - René van Rossenberg
  • A Mythology? For England? - Anders Stenström
  • Tolkien’s Elvish Craft - Dwayne Thorpe

Section 8: Middle-earth Studies

  • A Physics of Middle-earth - Jenny Coombs and Marc Read
  • Explorations into the Psyche of Dwarves - David A. Funk
  • The Geology of Middle-earth - William Antony Swithin Sarjeant
  • Writing and Allied Technologies in Middle-earth - Lester E. Simons

Section 9: The Inklings

  • Hermetic Imngination: The Effect of The Golden Dawn on Fanlasy Literature - Charles A. Coulombe
  • Tolkien, Sayers, Sex and Gender - David Doughan
  • Tolkien and the Other Inklings - Colin Duriez
  • Female Authority Figures in the Works of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams - Lisa Hopkins
  • More than a Bandersnatch: Tolkien as a Collaborative Writer - Diana Lynne Pavlac
  • “A Pattern Which Our Nature Cries Out For”: The Medieval Tradition of the Ordered Four in the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien - Stephen Yandell

Section 10: Flights of Fancy

  • Baggins Remembered - John Ellison
  • Short History of the Territorial Development of the Dwarves’ Kingdoms in the Second and Third Ages Of Middle-earth - Hubert Sawa
  • The Mechanics of Dragons.. An Introduction to The Study of their ‘Ologies - Angela Surtees and Steve Gardner

Section II: Other Writers

  • Tales of Wonder – Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Age of Jane Austen - Madawc Williams
  • Natural Mysticism in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows - J.R. Wytenbroek
  • Cetacean Consciousness in Katz’s Whalesinger and L’Engle’s A Ring of Endless Light - J.R. Wytenbroek
  • Index

Papers presented at the Conference and not submitted for publication

  • How Dare You Call Me That! William Cater Interviewing Tolkien - Helen Armstrong
  • Easter in Middle-earth - Michael Foster
  • The Language of Children: A Vocabulary Contest Between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - Paul Nolan Hyde
  • The Language Learnt of Elves - Stephen Medcalf
  • An Unread Classic? Tolkien and Today’s Reading Audience - Ned Raggett
  • The Lost Road, The Dark Tower and “The Notion Club Papers”: Tolkien and Lewis’ Time Travel Triad - John D. Rateliff
  • The Radio and the Ring: Thirty-seven Years of Broadcasting Tolkien - Brian Sibley
  • Manwë’s Mistake: An Approach to the Reasons for the Flight of the Noldor - Michael Tiedemann

Panel discussions

  • Fantasy Role-playing and Tolkien’s World Moderated by Chris Seeman, panelists: Andrew Butler, Glenn Kuring, Brian Murphy, Eric Rauscher, Madawc Williams
  • Illustrating Tolkien Moderated by Christina Scull, panelists: Denis Bridoux, Sylvia Hunnewell, Ted Nasmith, Susanne Stopfel, Patrick Wynne
  • Immortal Love? Moderated by Angela Surtees, panelists: Ruth Lacon, Jeremy MorFan, Catherine Thom
  • Music and Tolkien’s World Moderated by Alex Lewis, panelist: Alisdair Roberts
  • A Not-So-Secret Vice: Tolkienian Linguistics Moderated by Carl F. Hostetter, panelists: Jenny Coombs, David Doughan, Paul Nolan Hyde, Nancy Martsch, Arden Smith, Patrick Wynne
  • The Relationship between Tolkien’s Academic and Middle-earth Works Moderated by Pat Reynolds, panelists: Verlyn Flieger, Deirdre Greene, Gloriana St. Claire, Tom Shippey
  • Tolkien and the Inklings Moderated by Glen H. GoodKnight, panelists: Joe Christopher, Colin Duriez, Verlyn Flieger, Diana Pavlac, John Rateliff
  • Tolkien and Oxford University Moderated by Christina Scull, panelists: Dierdre Greene, Stephen Medcalf, Bruce Mitchell, Tom Shippey
  • Tolkien’s Precursors Moderated by John D. Rateliff, panelists: Rikki Breem, Marjorie Bums, Verlyn Flieger
  • The Value of “The History of Middle-earth” Series Moderated by Ned Raggett, panelists: Helen Armstrong, David Bratman, Paul Nolan Hyde, Brian Murphy

Slide presentations

  • Wayne Hammond, Pauline Baynes, Illustrator
  • Joy Hill, Tolkien’s Fan Mail Presented by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond
  • Gary Hunnewell, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Commercialism of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ted Nasmith, The Tolkien Art of Ted Nasmith: A Chronological Review
  • Christina Scull, Illustrating Tolkien
  • Philip Smith, Creative Bindings of Tolkien’s Works
  • Michael Underwood, Artwork Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Voir aussi

Sur le net

  • La présentation sur le site de la Tolkien Society.
  • La fiche de l'ouvrage sur le site de Tolkien Gateway.
  • La fiche sur le site Tolkien Books.
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