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NYC Tolkien Weekend 2019 Update and Guest Announcement

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September 20, 2018 by Anthony Burdge

Hail Fellowship,

Our post of 9/17 spoke of upcoming Tolkien events at The Morgan Library and Museum beginning in January when the Tolkien Maker of Middle Earth Exhibition opens. On January 31st 2019 Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull shall be presenting “Tolkien and the Visual Image,” which you can read of on their blog here.

In coordination with the Curator of The Morgan Tolkien Exhibition and their Manager of Public Programs we are happy to announce further details for Tolkien Weekend, March 16/17, 2019.  This announcement consists of Guest Speakers only, the topics of their presentations, speaker schedules, shall be announced later this year. Tickets for the Morgan Library Tolkien Symposium and the New York Tolkien Conference will go on sale November/December 2018

Be sure to sign up here for the Morgan’s email list to receive updates about the Tolkien exhibition and upcoming programming.

Below you will find brief bios for all guest speakers, we will be building an event page on this site with expanded bios, links, and pictures of all guests between the Morgan Tolkien Symposium and NY Tolkien Conference.

The Morgan Library and Museum Tolkien Symposium 
Saturday March 16th 2019
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008

Keynote Speaker:  John Garth
British author of the acclaimed biographical Tolkien and the Great War, winner of the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship 2004, Other writings include the definitive study of Tolkien’s undergraduate life, Tolkien at Exeter College, nominated for the same award in 2015

Guest Speakers:

Kristine Larsen “The Tolkienian Astronomer,” Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University a prolific Tolkien scholar

Chris Vaccaro Tolkien Scholar, Professor at University of Vermont, Chair of the UVM Tolkien Conference Author of several books, and papers concerning Tolkien Scholarship,

Leslie Donovan Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, editor of Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works, co-editor of Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien,

Nicholas Birns Professor at NYU, 2018 NY Tolkien Conference, Guest Speaker, Author and Tolkien Scholar

The New York Tolkien Conference
Sunday March 17th, 2019
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
T 646-312-1610

Guest Speakers:

Jason Fisher is the editor of Tolkien and the Study of His Sources (McFarland, 2011), which won the 2014 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies.
David Bratman Co-editor of the journal Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review
David Emerson Tolkien Scholar, Author/Contributor to Mythlore , Musician, with the Rivendell Group of The Mythopoeic Society
Kristine Larsen  “The Tolkienian Astronomer,” Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University a prolific Tolkien scholar
Nicholas Birns Professor at NYU, 2018 NY Tolkien Conference, Guest Speaker, Author and Tolkien Scholar
Robin Anne Reid Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her teaching areas include creative writing, new media, critical theory, and fantastic literatures, especially the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Janet Brennan Croft is the Head of Access and Delivery Services and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University Libraries.   She is the author of War in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, 2016 NY Tolkien Conference Guest of Honor.
Megan Abrahamson Editor of Mythprint, University of New Mexico, Medievalist and Tolkien Scholar
Chris Vaccaro Tolkien Scholar, Professor at University of Vermont, Chair of the UVM Tolkien Conference Author of several books, and papers concerning Tolkien Scholarship
Leslie Donovan Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, editor of Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works, co-editor of Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien
Chris Tuthill Co-Chair/Site Liasion of the New York Tolkien Conference, Professor at Baruch College Library Sciences Department, Author and Tolkien Scholar
John DiBartolo and the Lonely Mountain Band 
2015 NY Tolkien Conference Guest of Honor, Tolkien Scholar, Founder and Co-Founder of, and not limited to Legendarium Radio, SwordSong Records, Legendarium News & Media, MyMiddle-earth and the Mythgard Institute.

Ryder Miller  is a eco-critic, critic, poet, writer, and journalist. He is regular contributor to The Mythic Circle, Beyond Bree, Mythprint, editor of From Narnia to a Space Odyssey

Peter Grybauskas: Senior Lecturer at University of Maryland.  His work on Tolkien has been featured in Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, and edited collections in English and Italian

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3 thoughts on “NYC Tolkien Weekend 2019 Update and Guest Announcement

  1. DMae (@DMae) says:

    I am very interested in these talks. I was planning on traveling to NYC to visit the Morgan Library and the talks fall during my spring break. I am following with great interest!

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  2. […] Our post of 9/20/18 cited the Guest Speaker line up for both the Morgan Library and Museum Tolkien Symposium, plus our own New York Tolkien Conference slated for the weekend of 3/16-17/2019.  Read More here […]

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