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Release Date 16 May 2023

Welcoming over 700 delegates across the two-day event, the 2021 Tolkien Society summer seminar was the highest attended event in the Society's history. It invited scholars to consider the role that diversity plays in Middle-earth's linguistic and literary make-up: how does he explore race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, religion and faith, and age? How do different fandoms receive his works? How can varying perspectives enrich our understanding of Arda? Tolkien and Diversity was the second of three seminars that the Tolkien Society hosted online in 2021, reaching over 1600 global delegates.


Published under the auspices of the Society's Peter Roe Memorial Fund, this proceedings features a collection of four papers delivered at the Tolkien Society 2021 summer seminar.


Introduction - Will Sherwood


Desire of the ring: an Indian academic's adventures in her quest for the perilous realm - Sonali Arvind Chunodkar


Translation as a means of representation and diversity in Tolkien's scholarship and fandom - Martha Celis-Mendoza

(Original Spanish Version) La traducción como medio de representación y diversidad en los estudios sobre Tolkien entre la academia y los fans - Martha Celis-Mendoza


How Queer Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists Engage with Tolkien's Legendarium - Robin Anne Reid


Stars Less Strange: An Analysis of Fanfiction and Representation within the Tolkien Fan Community - Dawn Walls-Thumma


Hidden Visions: Iconographies of Alterity in Soviet Bloc Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings - Joel Merriner


"Something Mighty Queer": Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien - Danna Petersen-Deeprose


The Invisible Other: Tolkien's Dwarf-Women and the 'Feminine Lack' - Sara Brown


The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Representation, and Antiracism - Nicholas Birns


"The Burnt Hand Teaches Most About Fire": Applying Trauma Exposure and Ecological Frameworks to Narratives of Displacement and Resettlement Across Elven Cultures in Tolkien's Middle-earth - V. Elizabeth King


The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in the Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien - Clare Moore

Tolkien and Diversity: Peter Roe Series XXII

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