See the Friday schedule for Mythmoot to plan your participation
6:30 – 8:30 am in the Dining Area
Official Welcome: Corey Olsen
8:30 – 9:00 am in the Main Room
Keynote Session: Diana Glyer
9:00 – 10:00 am in the Main Room
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Mythmoot is the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the world’s top Inklings scholars. This year we are honored to have Diana Glyer with us. She has written two of the most important books on the various ways the Inklings worked with eachother, The Company They Keep and Bandersnatch. All of us seem to be working on something – writing or editing books and papers. Our intellectual and academic endeavours would probably benefit from having a circle of Resonators, Praisers, Opposers, etc.
Professor Glyer will teach us “How to Train Your Bandersnatch,” how to overcome the resistance we all have to inviting others into our creative process, and build communities of successful creative collaboration, with the Inklings in general and Tolkien in particular as models.
10:00 – 10:30am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Main room and breakout rooms
Breakout Room 1
Breakout Room 2
The Genetics of Elven Hair Color
Marie Prosser & Ellen S.
Canonical Legends: How Star Wars TV (Selectively) Resurrected the Expanded Universe
Truly Ancient Dragons: The Chaos-Creatures of Ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant and Their Legacy in Later World Literature
Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion
To err is human: why The Last Jedi is not a feminist film
Liars, Damned Liars, and Dragons
Tolkien’s War on Terror: The Reception of The Lord of the Rings on American Audiences in the Wake of 9/11
A Beginning and an End: Rogue One on bridging the Star Wars Universe
Dragons, Serpents, and Gold: Smaug, Glaurung, and the Golden Fleece
10:30 – 12:00am
- The Genetics of Elven Hair Color – Marie Prosser & Ellen S.
- Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion – Stentor Danielson
- Tolkien’s War on Terror: The Reception of The Lord of the Rings on American Audiences in the Wake of 9/11 – Alicia Fox-Lenz
Breakout Room 1
Panel: Forcing the Scholarship of Star Wars
- Canonical Legends: How Star Wars TV (Selectively) Resurrected the Expanded Universe – Dominic Nardi
- To err is human: why The Last Jedi is not a feminist film – Emily Strand
- A Beginning and an End: Rogue One on bridging the Star Wars Universe – Laurel Stevens
Breakout Room 2
- Truly Ancient Dragons: The Chaos-Creatures of Ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant and Their Legacy in Later World Literature – Kevin Hensler
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Dragonspeech – Kate Neville
- Dragons, Serpents, and Gold: Smaug, Glaurung, and the Golden Fleece – Evan Hulick
12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Dining Area
Keynote – Jacob Rodgers
1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Main Room
Who wouldn’t want to roam Middle-earth, to visit Rivendell or Lorien, ride with the Rohirrim, see the halls of Moria or climb the steps of Cirith Ungol? Games are one of the ways we can imagine these, and we are honoured to have Jacob Rodgers from Cubicle 7 with us this year. Jacob is on the team responsible for creating “Adventures in Middle-earth” a tabletop roleplaying game set in Middle-earth in that momentous time between the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.
Jacob will be speaking to us about “Middle-earth and Roleplaying: A Bit of History.”
Rap Prosody: A Case Study – Corey Olsen
2:00 – 3:00 pm in the Main Room
The Song of Words: The Prosody of Eminem
2:00 – 3:00 pm in Breakout Room #1
Hear recent graduates of Signum University’s MA program present their thesis topics and research.
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Plenary Session: In Honor of Verlyn Flieger
3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Main Room
A Wilderness of Dragons
6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Dining Area
Lord of the Rings Online with Corey Olsen
9:00pm – ?? in the Main Room
Travel the path of The Hobbit from the Back Door of Goblin Town through LOTRO’s newest expansion, Vales of Anduin, all the way to Erebor. And back again? Maybe if we have time… (Or maybe we’ll just take the nearest swift horse to Hobbiton.)
This event will be streamed live on Signum University’s Twitch channel
Room of Requirement
The Room of Requirement is back! We are turning one of our rooms into an area where you can have a quiet conversation, read and swap books, write, play board and card games, knit, do crafts, get a LOTRO demo and more. The Room of Requirement is hosted by Tangent Artists (www.tangentartists.com) and will be open throughout most of Mythmoot.