Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Elvish Is Studied Here

These days, the pilgrimage of choice for the true Tolkien fan is . . . Milwaukee. No, really. Marquette University has the definitive manuscript collection, and it’s surprisingly accessible to the average fan. “Fans and academics alike come here because they want to know how Tolkien did it—and maybe, if they dig deep enough, find an intimate connection to a world that has long lived in their imagination.” (Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar 2004, registration required)

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This is an incredible collection as spoken of by the learned Carl Hostetter in this article. The New York Tolkien Society will be visiting this collection for a conference in October:

The Lord of the Rings: 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder. The conference will offer new scholarship upon the 50th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien’s masterpiece. Some of the scholars presenting papers will be: Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Michael Drout, Michael Foster, Jane Chance and Douglas Anderson.

Posted by A.S.Burdge on 30 Mar 04 at 10:57 AM
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