Signum Symposium: An Eglerio to Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien
Join Dr. Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and a panel of Tolkien experts for a chat on the legacy of Christopher Tolkien.


Dr. Corey Olsen – suit and tie
Corey Olsen
University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer
Dr. Sara Brown
Sara Brown
Lecturer; Preceptor
John Garth


February 13, 2020 - 2:00 pm EST


February 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm EST

As we mourn the passing of J. R. R. Tolkien’s devoted and brilliant son, Christopher Tolkien, join Signum and friends in a discussion of Christopher’s life and legacy on Tolkien studies and wider scholarship. We will ponder what makes up an “author”; the importance of an editor; how things might have been if Christopher had not worked on his father’s legendarium; and even the question of Christopher as an Inkling.

Join Dr. Corey Olsen, also known as The Tolkien Professor, on February 13, 2020, at 2pm ET as he hosts a panel discussion with Signum faculty and friends, including:

Please join us live to hear reflections – and share your own – on Christopher Tolkien’s stewardship of his father’s work and the importance of his work in helping to establish the discipline of Tolkien Studies. For those who cannot attend in person, a recording will be made after the event and posted to Signum’s YouTube channel.


Image: The Tolkien Society