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; Coach
Dr. Sara Brown
Sara Brown
Language and Literature Department Chair; M.A. Thesis Coordinator; Lecturer; Preceptor
John Garth
John Garth
Visiting Lecturer


February 13, 2020 - 2:00 pm EST


February 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm EST

Event Recording

The eglerio to Christopher Tolkien is over, but you can view the event recording below or on the Signum YouTube channel.

Event Description

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