Program

Friday, October 29, 2021

14:30 - 14.45

Opening Ceremony

14.45 - 16.00

Panel 1

 

  • Andre Ay (D): Welche politischen Ideen kann man in Herr der Ringe wiederfinden? 
  • Robin Auer (D): Political Allegory, Apolitical Narrative & Applicability in Middle-Earth
  • Dominic Nardi: Would Elves be Democrats or Despots?

 

16:00 - 16:30

coffee break

16.30 - 17:45

Panel 2

 

  • Friedhelm Schneidewind (D): Die Abstammungsgemeinschaft als politisches Konzept in Tolkiens Mittelerde
  • Ulrich Matthias Gerr (D): Ressentiment revisited – Antisemitismus im Legendarium 
  • Jelena Filipovic (D): Machiavellianism in Middle-earth

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9:00 - 11:00

Panel 1

 

  • Philip-Thomas Wehage (D): Re-reading of the Tolkienean Concept of War
  • Oleksandra Filonenko (UKR): The Great Manipulator: Saruman’s Magical Politics
  • Marco Mazzocca (I): On Sauron’s Power
11.00 - 11.30

coffee break

11.30 - 12.45

Panel 2

  • Muhammed Alpaslan Tandırcı (TUR): Environmental History of the Middle-earth
  • Jonas Mertens (D): Tolkien – der Öko-Anarchist?

12.45 - 15.00

lunch

15.00 - 17.00

Panel 3

 

  • Claudio Testi (I): The Machine and the Ring: Tolkien, Ellul and Unabomber
  • Renée Vink (NL): The Lords of the West: Colonialism in 2nd Age Middle-earth 
  • Norbert Schürer (USA): Indigenous Politics in Tolkien’s Legendarium
17.00 - 17.30

coffee break

17.30 - 18.00

Walking Tree Publishers

  • Vorstellung der neuen Publikationen
  • Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde durch die Dwarvish University of the Blue Mountains

Sunday, October 31, 2021

9.00 - 10.15

Panel 1

  • Jonathan Nauman (USA): Bard and the Master of Lake-town: Tolkien on Heroism and Politics
  • Pamina Fernandez Camacho (E): Elven-latin and Semitic Adûnaic. Linguistic, Political and Religious Strife in the Island of Númenor

10.15 - 10.30

coffee break

10.30 - 12.30

Panel 2

  • Andreas Zeilinger (D): Stellung und Politik der Truchsesse von Gondor
  • Mario Wintersteiger (D): Die Politik des Orthanc. Saruman und die Dialektik der Moderne
  • Ulrich Wille (D): Anarchy in the Shire – Tolkien und die libertäre Kritik an Staat und Politik

12.30 - 13.00

Final discussion, conclusion & goodbyes

Tickets

 The Tolkien Seminar 2021 is free for all participants, also as hybrid event!

All detailed information and tips will be sent to you on Friday morning.