See the Friday schedule for Mythmoot to plan your participation

Friday, June 28, 2019

Schedule subject to change.

Breakfast

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.

Break

10:00 – 10:30am

Academic Presentations

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Main room and breakout rooms

Friday Abstracts

Main Room

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

Dominic Nardi

Truly Ancient Dragons: The Chaos-Creatures of Ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant and Their Legacy in Later World Literature

Kevin Hensler

Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion

Stentor Danielson

To err is human: why The Last Jedi is not a feminist film

Emily Strand

Liars, Damned Liars, and Dragons

Kate Neville

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

A Beginning and an End: Rogue One on bridging the Star Wars Universe

Laurel Stevens

Dragons, Serpents, and Gold: Smaug, Glaurung, and the Golden Fleece

Evan Hulick

Academic Presentations

10:30 – 12:00am

Friday Abstracts

Main Room

  • The Genetics of Elven Hair Color – Marie Prosser & Ellen S.
  • Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord of the Rings and SilmarillionStentor 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

Lunch

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

Thesis Theater

2:00 – 3:00 pm in Breakout Room #1

Hear recent graduates of Signum University’s MA program present their thesis topics and research.

Break

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

VIP Panel

5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Main Room

Join special guests Diana Glyer, Katy McDaniel and Jacob Rodgers on a panel to discuss their respective areas of expertise. Moderated by Corey Olsen.

Dinner

6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Dining Area

Hall of Fire: Tabletop Gaming

6:45 – 9:00 pm in the Main Room

This event will be streamed live on Signum University’s Twitch channel

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.

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