9:30 Registration opens
10:00 Opening - with welcome statement from Corey Olsen
10:15 Jonne Steen Redeker - 'Lost in Translation'
10:45 David Dodds - 'Playing with Forgery'
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Keynote: Renée Vink - 'Translation of Middle-Earth Originals - A Look at Tolkien's Views, his Methods and his Work'
12:30 Barbara Starink - 'Everything is Connected'
13:00 Ruth Barnet - 'Storytelling through Music'
14:00 Discussion, led by Corey Olsen
14:30 Keynote: Thijs Porck - 'Seeing the Boars for the Trees: Tolkien's translation and adaptation of the Old English Exodus'
15:15 Berber Bossenbroek - 'Medieval Mandates'
15:45 Jan Reher - 'Four Categories of Responses to Evil'
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Darren Grey - 'Talk Through Play: Games as cross-culture communication in fiction'
17:15 William Bowden-Ritchie - 'Finding Tolkien through LoTRO'
17:30 Keynote: Corey Olsen - 'Translation, Adaptation and the Tree of Tales'
18:15 Keynote Panel and Q&A
18:45 Closing and Unquendor, with Jan van Breda
An optional conference dinner will follow.
We are also holding an optional field trip around Leiden's landmarks on Friday 12th April, starting around 14:00. Details will be shared with all attendees.
Keynote speaker profilesDr Corey Olsen, aka 'The Tolkien Professor', is founder and President of Signum University and the Mythgard Institute. He promotes open courses for literature analysis, and frequently publishes free podcasts and seminars analysing Tolkien and other works. His book Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published in September 2012. Corey Olsen holds a B.A in English and Astrophysics from Williams College and a Ph.D in medieval literature from Columbia University. He has previously taught at Temple University, Columbia University, Nyack College and Washington College.
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. He has published articles on Beowulf, Old English textual criticism and Tolkien’s Anglo-Saxon sources; his monograph Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History appears in April 2019 with Boydell & Brewer. He blogs regularly on www.dutchanglosaxonist.com.