13th April 2018
10:00 - 18:00
Lipsius Building, Leiden University, Nederland
The Mythgard Netherlands Speculative Fiction Symposium, aka NederMoot, is a one-day series of talks and discussion on literature analysis in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, medieval studies and philology. It is part of a series of regional "moots" affiliated with Mythmoot, an annual multi-day symposium held by Signum University in the USA. This event is being carried out in partnership with Unquendor, the Dutch Tolkien Society, and the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
A “moot” refers to a meeting or legislative assembly, but also the place in which that meeting is held. It’s from the Old English -mot, which could be appended to the end of a word, as in “NederMoot.” It was made famous by the “Entmoots” of the tree-shepherding Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Recent related moots:
- MiddleMoot, 6-Oct-2018, Missouri, USA
- LAMoot, 27-Oct-2018, LA, USA
- MagnoliaMoot, 10-Nov-2018, North Carolina, USA
- Texmoot, 19-Jan-2019, Texas, USA
Upcoming related moots:
- Mythmoot VI - 27-30 June 2019, Virginia, USA
CommunityYou can participate in the community around NederMoot through the following social media channels:
- NederMoot Discord channel
- #nedermoot on Twitter
- Follow Signum University and Mythgard Institute on Twitter
- Signum University forums
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