Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder took place at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia from Thursday June 1st through Sunday, June 4, 2017. The program included special guests Dr. Verlyn Flieger (UMD), Dr. Michael Drout (Wheaton College), John DiBartolo (Creative Guest of Honor), Ted Nasmith (Creative Guest of Honor), Sørina Higgins (Academic Guest of Honor), and Dr. Corey Olsen (Signum). Paper presentations by conference participants covered a wide range of topics in speculative fiction. It also included the traditional banquet on Saturday evening, with much food and merriment for all!
Mythmoot IV sought proposals for presentations under 20 minutes long on Tolkien and other imaginative fiction and philology. All proposals traversing literature in its wondrous variety were considered; themes of particular interest included:
- Imaginative Literature – Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction from Mary Shelley and H.P. Lovecraft to Ursula Le Guin and Neil Gaiman.
- Tolkien and Inklings Studies – Research on the works and lives of the Inklings as they interact with each other, their modern context, and classic and imaginative literature.
- Germanic Philology – Explore relationships between language and literature in the past, present, and future.
Page through the proceedings below by clicking on the squares above the cover or check out the work of a specific presenter by using the presenter list. Happy reading!
Presenter List (Alphabetical)
N. Trevor Brierly
Kevin R. Hensler
Laura Lee Smith
Dr. Donald T. Williams