Tolkien Scholar, Oxford Don, and renowned author Tom Shippey will bring his Tolkien expertise to TWO lectures at DragonCon 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia! Shippey’s lectures will be Saturday, August 31st at 11:30 Am and Sunday, September 1st at 4 PM. Saturday’s lecture will be about philology and the way this led Tolkien into different worlds. Two of Tolkien’s short stories, “Leaf by Niggle” and “Smith of Wootton Major”, will be discussed. Sunday’s lecture will be
about Tolkien’s place in the modern world and will consider the nature of the movies. Professor Shippey will be available for book signings as well!
The Tolkien Society–an”educational charity, literary society, and international fan club, devoted to promoting the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien–has announced the theme for this year’s Summer Seminar: Tolkien and Diversity.