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CFP Reminder: Tolkien@Kalamazoo proposals due Sept. 1st

September 1, 2014 is the fast-approaching deadline to submit paper proposals for Tolkien @ Kalamazoo at the International Medieval Congress to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2015.

The paper sessions will be:

  1. Tolkien’s Beowulf: This session will focus on the recent publication of Tolkien’s Beowulf translation by his son Christopher, how it relates to other Tolkien works, and its relation to Tolkien’s mythology.
  2. Tolkien and medieval Victorianism: This session will examine influences on Tolkien’s scholarship and mythology by Victorian writers, genres, and culture.
  3. Tolkien as linguist and medievalist: This session will focus on Tolkien’s linguistic and medieval influences as sources for his scholarship and the construction of his legendarium, as well as Tolkien’s own invented languages.

Send your paper proposal along with a Participant Information Form to Dr. Brad Eden at  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact him.