04 February 2014

Call for Papers: Humour in and around the works of Tolkien

Walking Tree Publishers has sent out a call for papers relating to humour in and around the works of JRR Tolkien for an upcoming collection of essays set to be published in 2015. The editors are seeking contributions including – but not limited to – the following:
  • What are the humorous elements and their function within the various textual genres (i.e. literary, poetic, academic, and epistolary texts)?
  • Tolkien’s understanding of humour and related phenomena such as irony or satire and their conceptual relevance for his works.
  • Concepts and relevance of humour in the context of a mythology written by a modern author.
  • Adaptation and transformation of Tolkien’s humour in Tolkienian fan-fiction.
  • Adaptation and transformation of humour in interpretations of Tolkien’s works in other media (comic/graphic novel, drawings/paintings, film etc.)
  • Strategies of humour in parodies of Tolkien’s work.
Those interested in contributing to the volume are encouraged to submit an abstract (200-300 words) to Dr Thomas Honegger (Tm.honegger@uni-jena.de) or Dr Maureen F. Mann (babeltower@sympatico.ca) by March 3, 2014. (Upon acceptance, full essays will be due by June 30, 2014.)

For more information, please visit the publisher’s webpage.

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