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Valparaiso, Indiana Conference on Tolkien
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It looks like "Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University" is showing people some posters that he has, the article gives no clue at all, as to what he is doing

If anybody can give some insight into this, then thanks in advance.

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/nei ... orabilia-is-precious.html

Posted on: 2013/2/17 6:02

Edited by Trotter on 2013/2/23 16:25:53


Re: Not sure what is going on here?
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Seems the suntimes writer hasn't heard of Kipling -

'I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.'

But then Kipling didn't have google - here's something a bit more informative.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/po ... 2d-a565-16e3a241f6c3.html

Click on the photo and you get two more.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 6:26


Re: Valparaiso, Indiana Conference on Tolkien
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March 1st - March 3rd 2013

http://conference.valpo.edu/tolkien/

Friday, March 1

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Brauer Museum of Art exhibit on Tolkien memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA)

5 p.m.

Plenary address: Douglas A. Anderson
“Annotating and Illustrating The Hobbit“

7 p.m.

Performance, “Maidens of Middle-earth” song cycle
Eileen Moore, Cleveland State University, composer and performer
VUCA, Recital Hall

Saturday, March 2

9 a.m.

Plenary address: Verlyn Flieger
“Bilbo’s French Connection”

10:30 a.m.-12 noon

Presentation sessions

Session: Bromancing Tolkien #1
Presider: Robin Anne Reid

Same-Sex Rescues in Middle-earth
Christopher Vaccaro (University of Vermont)

Bromances at the End of Life: The Death of Friends in Tolkien’s Works
Anna Smol (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Session: The Hobbit #1
Presider: Douglas A. Anderson

An Unexpected Council Meeting: The White Council in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Judy Ann Ford (Texas A&M University – Commerce)

Bilbo in the Land of Fable
David Bratman

“There and Back Again:” J.R.R. Tolkien and Dramatic Structure
Craig Franson (La Salle University)

12 noon-5 p.m.

Brauer Museum of Art exhibit on Tolkien memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA)

1-2:30 p.m.

Presentation sessions

Session: Topics in Tolkien’s Works #1
Presider: Brad Eden

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Reaction to Andrew Lang: Miracles, Fairy Books, and Folklore
Sharin Schroeder (National Taipei University of Technology)

“O thou my sorwe and my gladnesse:” Sibling Incest in The Children of Hurin
Margaret Sinex (Western Illinois University)

Have Ye Then No Hope? Tolkien on Death, Despair and Doom
Justin Bailey

Session: The Hobbit #2
Presider: Verlyn Flieger

There and Not Quite Back Again: Teaching The Hobbit alongside Stephen King’s The Gunslinger
Jennifer Miller (Normandale Community College)

The Hobbit and Father Christmas
Kris Swank (Pima Community College-Northwest Campus)

The Narrative Structure of The Hobbit
Michael Fox (University of Western Ontario)

2:30-4 p.m.

Presentation sessions

Session: The Hobbit #3
Presider: John Rateliff

This of course is the way to talk to dragons: etiquette-based humor in The Hobbit
Laura Smith

Down, Down, and Into the Dark: Evil in The Hobbit
Paul Catalanotto

From Ear to Eye… to Film: The Transformation of The Hobbit
Trish Lambert

Session: Bromancing Tolkien #2
Presider: Christopher Vaccaro

The Bromance(s) at the End of the World: The Second Prophecy of Mandos and
the Children of the Valar
Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State University)

Interspecies Bromance in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? And What Fans Will Do
Robin Anne Reid (Texas A&M University – Commerce)

Unexpected Heroes: Why Hobbits Succeeded Where No One Else Could
Beth Dellinger (Virginia Tech University)

4 p.m.

Preconcert talk: Johan de Meij on his Symphony #1 “The Lord of the Rings”

5 p.m.

25th anniversary performance of Symphony #1 “The Lord of the Rings” by Johan de Meij
Performed by Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band and
Windiana Concert Band
Johan de Meij, conductor

7:30 p.m.

Themed Hobbit dinner for conference registrants.
Ballrooms A-C, Harre Union

Sunday, March 3

9 a.m.

Plenary address: John Rateliff
“Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium”

10:30 a.m.-12 noon

Presentation sessions

Session: Topics in Tolkien’s Works #2
Presider: Kristine Larsen

Beorn and Tom Bombadil: Mythology, Narrative and The Most (Non)Essential Characters in Middle-earth
Justin Noetzel (Saint Louis University)

Satisfying the Skeptic: Tolkien’s Creation Story
Thom Foy (University of Michigan – Dearborn)

Session: Topics in Tolkien Works #3
Presider: Craig Franson

The “King’s Letter” and the Use of the Tengwar in Transliterating English (or the difference between Christopher’s and J.R.R.’s calligraphy)
Eileen Marie Moore (Cleveland State University)

The Virtue of Hope: The Transfiguration of Sadness
David Weber (Valparaiso University)

What Names Do For Narrative
Heather Patnott

Posted on: 2013/2/23 16:28


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Anybody know what "Bromancing" is?

Posted on: 2013/2/23 17:59


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