We are excited to announce the first details of our two Guest of Honor Presentations. This talk will be given by Dr. Kristine Larsen.
If you have followed Dr. Larsen’s work and conference presentations as we have then you may know she is renown for her creative, embellished, well informed and colorful paper titles. One example would be her presentation at the Tolkien In Vermont 2015 Conference:
Guinevere, Grimhild, and the Corrigan: Witches and Bitches in Tolkien’s Medieval Narrative Verse; or, Good Girls Don’t Use Magic (Except if You’re Galadriel, but Elf Magic is Different, and Who Ever Said Galadriel Was a Good Girl?)
Or this one from the Tolkien in Vermont 2016 Conference
“Kind People!!!: The Adventures of Svetlana Snape Down the Hobbit Hole; Being a (Semi) Serious and Scholarly Dissertation on The Thread ™ That Ate the Tolkien Society Facebook Page (And Judged it to Strangely Taste Like Bacon); In Which the Author Endeavors to Answer Two Great Primordial Questions, Namely (1) What Do Palindromes, Trebuchets, Quantum Physics and Hello Kitty Have to Do With the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Clearly a Rhetorical Question Given That the Obvious Answer is – Very Little), and (2) What Exactly is a Pant of Thong Ale? (The Answer to Which Promises to Shed Great Light on the Gestalt of the Tolkien Fandom)”
We are very happy hobbits to know that the New York Tolkien Conference 2016 will be a part of this continuing tradition and look forward to hearing Dr. Larsen deliver this talk.