Call For Papers
Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!
The Conference On Middle-earth 4 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Topics: J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien and his works, criticism, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the books' impact on oneself and/or the world, the films and the film industry, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe and its impact, and anything you can imagine on topic. For examples of previous papers and panels, see the programming for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Conferences.
A few areas We wouldn't mind seeing covered:
- The impact of The Hobbit & TLOTR on 1960s & 1970s popular music.
- The visions of Middle-earth through art.
- The astronomy of Middle-earth. [When is Durin's Day?]
- The geography of Middle-earth.
- The geology of Middle-earth.
- The flora & fauna of Middle-earth.
- The clothing of Middle-earth both from the books and the films.
- The food of Middle-earth.
- The poetry and songs of Middle-earth.
Only members of the Conference On Middle earth 4 will be able to present and participate. Once papers and proposals have been accepted, the presenter/panelist will need to join the conference, if they are not already members. If an author can not be present, then arrangements can be made for the paper to be read. However, as indicated, the author must be members of The Conference On Middle-earth 4.
Registration will open when the hotel contract is finalized.
Submissions: The Conference On Middle-earth 4 is now accepting submissions.
Paper Proposal: Please email a 250 word abstract (maximum reading time for the finished paper is 40 minutes, roughly 3500 words, tho it can be less.) including the presentation title, your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. The receipt of proposal will be confirmed by e-mail.
Panel Proposal: Please email the panel name and a 250 word abstract. Please include the panel title, the panel chair (who may be one of the presenters), mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address of each presenter. The receipt of proposal will be confirmed by e-mail.
E-Mail Submissions To: programming @ 3rdcome . org
NOTE: Confirmation of receipt of submissions does not guarantee acceptance for presentation.