The New York Tolkien Conference will return on June 15, 2024 at Baruch College. We are pleased to announce that our Guest of Honor is Professor Nicholas Birns of NYU, who will present on his forthcoming book, “The Literary Role of History in the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

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The Literary Role of History in the Fiction of J.R. R. Tolkien

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We are seeking proposals related to the following:

Presentations on Tolkien and the Inklings, their literary work, or related issues.
Papers on fantastic fiction–this can include anything from books heavily influenced by Middle-earth to other genres of fantasy. Examples of authors we’re interested in include George RR Martin, Octavia Butler, Tad Williams, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, Susanna Clarke, Terry Pratchett, Tim Powers, J.K. Rowling, and Nnedi Okorafor.
Fantasy that preceded Tolkien, or presentations dealing with Tolkien’s influences.
Presentations or demos of board and tabletop games dealing with Middle-earth or other fantasy realms.
Discussions of Tolkien’s scholarly work
If you are wondering whether your topic might fit with the conference, please ask! We are open to different approaches.

The conference will take place at Baruch College in New York, located at 55 Lexington Ave, at East 24th St. The New York Tolkien Conference began in 2015, and took place again in 2016 and 2019. We are bringing it back this year and look forward to a day filled with interesting presentations, discussion, and fellowship.

More details and registration at https://nyctolkienconference.wordpress ... nference-returns-in-2024/