Friday, April 9th

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Fireplace Lounge, Living/Learning Commons 231

Open-mike fireside Tolkien reading & performance


Saturday, April 10th

 

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Continental breakfast


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Session 1: Tolkien in the Classroom I

 

Reading the ring as an exemplary figure: The Council of Elrond as a model for teaching The Lord of the Rings

Andrew Hallam · affiliate faculty · Metropolitan State University of Denver

Tolkien in the environmental classroom

Dr. Matt Dickerson · professor · Middlebury College


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Session 2: Tolkien and Gender

 

Feminine duality in The Lord of the Rings

— Richard Fahey · University of Vermont

Tolkien on the margins: Wanderers in Middle-earth

— Peter Grysbauskas · University of Maryland


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch break


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Keynote

 

Transgressing boundaries: The legacy of teaching Tolkien

— Leslie Donovan · University of New Mexico


2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Session 3: Tolkien in the Classroom II

 

‘In the beginning’: Tolkien and the teaching of creation myths

Dr. Kristine Larsen · professor · Central Connecticut State University

Traditional storytelling, Tolkien and contemporary fandom

Anna Smol · professor · Mount Saint Vincent University


3:30 – 3:45 p.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Coffee, tea, & brownies


3:45 – 5:00 p.m. in Fleming Museum 101

Session 4: Roundtable discussion

 

Tolkien in the classroom

Audience participation encouraged


Sunday, April 11th

Springle-ring day festival

Noon – 3:00 p.m. at CBW Green