In One Week: Tolkien talk at Hauser & Wirth NYC Gallery + SYFY Interview


Hauser & Wirth Publishers, Utopia/Dystopia: Utopian Languages

Hauser & Wirth New York 22nd Street

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
7pm to 9pm.
Hauser and Wirth Gallery Event Page & RSVP HERE
(Not a NY Tolkien Conference event)

Click for Map Location: 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011



J.R.R Tolkien and the Related functions of language and mythology.
Presented by Jessica Burke

For Tolkien, the construction of language bred a mythology, which we know today as Middle-earth with its historical tales of Rings, Hobbits, Elves, Wizards & Dwarves. What did he mean when Tolkien said, “to give your language an individual flavour, it must have woven into it the threads of an individual mythology”? How did Middle-earth come to life via languages of his Secondary World? This talk shall explore the languages of Middle-earth, the cultures that speak them, the effect language has within the world and stories, and their place within our modern world.


ABOUT: Jessica Burke is Editor in Chief at Myth Ink Books, Co-Chair of the New York Tolkien Conference, recipient of the 2012 President’s Gold Medal for her work on The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman, was awarded the Beyond Bree MENSA Award in 2005 for her Tolkien Scholarship, is currently an adjunct lecturer for the City University of New York

Facebook Event Page Here


Check out the January 1st 2018 Episode of SYFY’s Fandom Files article and Podcast featuring NY Tolkien Conference Founders Anthony Burdge & Jessica Burke

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