July 8, 2016 by Anthony Burdge
The second annual NY Tolkien Conference is just over a week away!! We cannot wait to meet with you all again to honor the work of JRR Tolkien and The Inklings. We have added a last minute program and tweak to the schedule. This is the last tweak we will make and it is all final from this point forward. Our 2015 Guest of Honor, the wonderful and brilliant Janet Brennan Croft is providing an additional program for the Conference.
J.R.R. Tolkien and War: The World Wars and the War of the Ring (See Details Below)
This program is drawn in part from a collection edited by Janet B Croft Baptism of Fire: The Birth of the Modern British Fantastic in WWI,which is published by the Mythopoeic Press.
We cannot thank Janet enough for providing this additional program on a very important topic.
Please read the following about the program and the availability of the Baptism of Fire: The Birth of the Modern British Fantastic at the NY Tolkien Conference. You can read more of the book by clicking any of the links below or here on the Mythopoeic Society website
This new program addition and modified program schedule can be found on our Conference Programs Page
J.R.R. Tolkien and War: The World Wars and the War of the Ring
Janet Brennan Croft
This lecture focuses on war as a theme in Tolkien’s work, the influence of the World Wars, how fantasy can arise from war experiences, war and families, Tolkien’s depiction of post-traumatic stress disorder, and just-war theory analysis of the War of the Ring. Illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation of photographs, artwork, training manual illustrations, recruiting posters, etc.
Copies of Baptism of Fire: The Birth of the Modern British Fantastic in WWI, will be for sale at the Tolkien and War Program and periodically throughout the day at the Conference table for $19.95 cash or check. This 2015 publication from The Mythopoeic Society, edited by Janet Brennan Croft, includes essays on Tolkien, the other Inklings, and other British writers of the post-war period and their response to the war.
Baptism of Fire The Birth of the Modern British Fantastic in World War I
Edited by Janet Brennan Croft
ISBN: 978-1-887726-03-0 Published: Altadena CA, 2015