We discuss the landscape of Queer and Intersectional Tolkien studies and what these important and fresh outlooks can contribute to Tolkien scholarship.
Help us mark our first birthday with a bit of reflection as Tim asks a few questions about their experience thus far.
Rory and Stuart from The Alliance of Arda join us to discuss Aromantic/Asexual (Aro/Ace) readings of Tolkien.
Episode 13 – Shire Quick Post – Recent/Upcoming Seminars, Tolkien Trewsday, and LotR “Magic the Gathering” Set
We cover the Tolkien Society Seminar, GIFcon, Mythopoeic Society’s Online Midsummer Seminar, our #TolkienTrewsday takeover, & the LOTR Magic: The Gathering set.
We examine Tolkien’s time as it relates to sexuality and queerness, and his opinions, experiences, and relationships.
We discuss Tolkien’s attitudes about his fans, critical interpretation & reader response to his works, and adaptation.
Reading some of our favourite Tolkien poems: ‘The Mewlips’ (1962), ‘Progress in Bimble Town’ (1931), and ‘Errantry’ (1933).
Masculinity, patriarchy, and gender roles in Middle-earth, with a specific focus on Aldarion, Faramir, Aragorn, and Elrond.
Megan Abrahamson and Maria Alberto discuss their in-progress research into Black fan art depictions of the elf Fingon
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