Mythcon XXXIX The & the : The Warrior Woman in

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Mythcon XXXIX The Valkyrie & the Goddess: The Warrior Woman in Fantasy

MYTHCON 39 C OMMITTEE : Chair: Anthony Burdge Registrar: Emily Rauscher Treasurer: Lisa Harrigan Programming & Publications: Jessica Burke Papers: Alexei Kondratiev : Marion Van Loo Site Liaison: Kristine Larsen Dealers’ : Julian Lander Design: Jef Murray Video Madness: Arden Smith Stewards Rep: Lynn Maudlin

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Guests of Honor…………………………………………………….3Honor…………………………………………………….3----7777 ………………………………………3 Sharan Newman……………………………………5 Additional Guests………………………………………………….7Guests………………………………………………….7----9999 ……………………………………….7 Ted Nasmith……………………………………….8 Bernadette Bosky.………………………………….9 Presenter Bios………………………………………25-27 Programming ………...…………………………………………….10………...…………………………………………….10----20202020 General Information……………………………….1o Friday Schedule……………………………………..11 Saturday Schedule…………………………………..11 Sunday Schedule…………………………………….12 Monday Schedule……………………………………13 Panel Discussions……………………………………14 Papers…………………………………………………15 Mythcon’s Policy on Video & Photography………..21 Evening Entertainment………………………………22 2 2

Musical Performances by Ted Nasmith……………………………………………….22 Lord of the Ringos………………………………………….22 Lynn Maudlin………………………………………………22 Masquerade………………………………………………...22 After Hours Entertainment………………………………..23

The Seventh Not Very Annual Mary M. Stolzenbach Memorial Clerihew Contest……………………………………………….23 The Mythopoeic Press………………………………………………………27 The Mythopoeic Award Nominees for 2008……………………………….28 The Past Winners……………………………………29 Central Connecticut State University Campus Map…………………….Back Cover

Programmng with Marjorie Burns

• Scholar Guest of Honor Speech; after Opening Marjorie Burns is an English professor at Portland Ceremonies, Sat- State University in Portland, Oregon. Born in 1940 urday morning, in Portland, Oregon, her Ph.D. is from UC Berkeley Torp Theater and focuses on the nineteenth-century British novel. (Davidson Hall) She has been on the faculty of Portland State Uni- • Panel Discus- versity for over thirty years, where she teaches sion : “The Val- courses on nineteenth-century British literature, kyrie & the God- J.R.R. Tolkien, Norse and Celtic mythology, and dess: Women in more. She has lectured on Tolkien throughout the Mythopoeic Fic- United States, as well as Australia, Norway, Eng- tion;” Saturday, land, and The Netherlands. She has twice lived in 3:30-5:30pm, Lec- Norway (once as a Fulbright professor). She has ture Hall published on nineteenth-century British authors, on (Copernicus Hall) J.R.R. Tolkien, William Morris, and John Ruskin. • Panel Discus- sion: “ Sto- Amongst her numerous publications, Marjorie has vastly contributed to Tolkien ries: A Discus- scholarship with her book Perilous Realms , as well as her contributions to The sion of “On Fairy J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia , , and chapters for collections such as Stories” and the Tolkien’s Legendarium . Marjorie has also co-written a book exploring the work Importance of of geologist J. Harlen Bretz and the flood that shaped the Western United Faërie in Our States. She is working with Co-author Douglas A. Anderson on J.R.R. Tolkien: World;” Sunday, Interviews , Reminiscences and Other Essays . Marjorie has contributed intro- 10:00- ductions to the Alethes Press editions of Morris’ translated Icelandic . 11:30amLecture Hall (Copernicus When not teaching or writing, Marjorie Burns is a mother of four, a traveler Hall)

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a kayaker, a rock climber, and a lover of adventures. Marjorie lives with her husband, Don S. Willner, in Washington State at the base of a dormant volcano in the Cascade Range.

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A r t i c l e s before being republished in 2007 or early 2008 by • “Tracking the Elusive (In Its Pre- Ooligan Press, Portland, Oregon. • Shire Den),” , Vol. IV, 2007, 200-211. In Progress • “Echos of William Morris' Icelandic • Journals in J.R.R. Tolkien.” Studies in Medie- • J.R.R. Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, valism , Vol. III, no. 3-4, winter, spring 1991, 367- and Other Essays . Co-author, Douglas A. 373. Anderson. Houghton Mifflin Press. Ex- • “J.R.R. Tolkien: The British and Norse in pected publication date 2008. "On Tolkien" • Tension.” Pacific Coast Philology , Vol. XXV, includes all known and available interviews No. 1-2, Nov. 1990, 49-59. with J.R.R. Tolkien, plus reminiscences on • “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Journey North.” Tolkien and more. Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. • Alethes Press. Presently writing introduc- Lewis, and Charles Williams , Number 58, Vol. tions to the Icelandic sagas translated by 15, no. 4, summer 1989, 5-9. William Morris in the late nineteenth cen- • “The Anonymous Fairy Tale: Ruskin's The tury. Expected publication date spring 2008. King of the Golden River.” Mythlore: A Jour- nal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Chapter Contributions Williams , Number 53, Vol. 14,no. 3, spring 1988, 38-42 • J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarshi- • .“Geologists' Use of Dynamic Language.” pand Critical Assessmen t: Edited by Mi- Journal of Geological Education , Vol. 34,March chael D.C. Drout, with Douglas A. Ander- 1986, 195. son, Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, and • “Das Flohlied in Goethe's Language.” Papers Tomas Shippey as associate editors. Pub- on Language and Literature , Vol. 16, no. 1, win- lished by Routledge Press, 2006. Besides her ter 1980, 81-89 (Laureen Nussbaum, co-author). role as Associate Editor, Marjorie Burns contributed entries on “ litera- Books ture,” “Doubles,” “Tolkien's 1911 tour of the Alps,” and “, the spider.” • Perilous Realms: Celtic And Norse in- Tolkien's Middle-Earth . Published by Univer- • 1954-2004: Scholar- sity of Toronto Press, 2005. ship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder. • Cataclysms on the Columbia: The storyof the Edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Chris- greatest flood ever to have occurred in North tina Scull and published by Marquette Uni- America and how one geologist proved its exis- versity Press, 2006. The chapter: “King and tence . Co-author, John Elliot Allen. Timber Hobbit: The Exalted and Lowly in Tolkien's Press, 1986. Presently being updated Created Worlds,” 139-51. 4 4

• Tolkien and the Invention of : Editedby Festival, Oslo, Norway . Norwegian Tolkien and published by the University Society: Press of Kentucky, 2004. The chapter: “Norse Published by Arda-society, and Christian Gods: The Integrative Theology 1998. The chapter “All in One, One in All,” 2-15. of J.R.R. Tolkien,” 163-78. • Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary • 2001: A Tolkien Odyssey : Published byUn- Conference : Keble College, Oxford, 1992. Edited quendor, the Dutch Tolkien Society, 2002, the by Patricia Reynolds and Glen H. GoodKnight chapter “Bridges, Gates, and Doors,” 77-104. and published by and The • Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History Mythopoeic Press, 1995. The chapter “Eating, of Middle-earth . Edited by Verlyn Flieger and Devouring, Sacrifice and Ultimate Just Des- Carl F. Hostetter and published by, Green- serts,” 108-114. wood Press, 2000. The chapter: “ and • Dimensions of the Marvelous: Proceedings of the ,” 219-31. International and Interdisciplinary Congress of • Proceedings of Unquendor's Third Lustrum Dimensions of the Marvelous . Published by the Conference : Published by Unquendor, the University of Oslo, 1986. The chapter “The Lure Dutch Tolkien Society, 1998, the chapter of the North in British ,” 70- “Spiders and Evil Red Eyes,” 40-54. 80. • Between Faith and Fiction: Tolkien and the • The Nineteenth-Century British Novel : Pub- of His World. Proceedings of theArda lished by Edward Arnold, 1986. The chapter “The Symposium at the Second Northern Tolkien Shattered Prison,” 31-46.

Sharan Newman is a medieval historian and husband, Edgar, an Anglo-Scot and Programming with author. She took her Master’s degree in Me- Solomon, a Jewish merchant of Sharan Newman: dieval Literature at Paris. The books focus on the life of Michigan State University and then did her the bourgeoisie and minor nobility • Panel Discussion : “The doctoral work at the University of California and also the uneasy relations be- Valkyrie & the God- at Santa Barbara in Medieval Studies, spe- tween Christians and Jews at that dess: Women in My- cializing in twelfth-century France. She is a . They also incorporate events thopoeic Fiction;” Sat- member of the Medieval Academy and the of the twelfth-century such as the urday, 3:30-5:30pm, Lec- Medieval Association of the Pacific. Second Crusade and the rise of the ture Hall (Copernicus Hall) Cathars. • PanelDiscussion: Rather than teach, Newman chose to use her Women in Middle- education to write novels set in the Middle For these books, Newman has done earth,” Sunday, 3:00- Ages, including three Arthurian research at the Bibliothèque Na- 4:00pm, Lecture Hall and ten mysteries set in twelfth-century tionale in Paris, the Centre Na- (Copernicus Hall) France, featuring Catherine LeVendeur a one tional de la Recherche Scientifique Panel: “Language & -time student of Heloise at the Paraclete, her France Méridionale et Espagne at Myth: The Role of Lan- the University of Toulouse and the guage & the Birth of Institute for Jewish History at the NewLanguages in Fan- University of Trier, as well as tasy” many departmental archives.

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The Catherine Levendeur mysteries have important issue as was religious tolera- Programming with been nominated for many awards. Sharan tion. Even at that early date, preserving Sharan Newman — won the Macavity Award for best first the natural environment was hotly de- continuted mystery for Death Comes As Epiphany bated. This is the world in which Emily • Author Guest of Honor and the Herodotus Award for best his- Stratton, the widow of a Portland mer- Speech after Banquet, torical mystery of 1998 for Cursed in the chant and the daughter of missionaries to Sunday evening, Con- Blood . The most recent book in the series China, finds herself. stitution Room The Witch in the Well won the Bruce (Memorial Hall). Alexander award for best Historical mys- Sharan’s non-fiction The Real History tery of 2004. Behind the Da Vince Code is in encyclo- pedia format and gives information on Just for a change, her next mystery, The various topics mentioned in Brown’s Shanghai Tunnel is set in Portland in novel. Following on that she has just 1868. The Shanghai Tunnel allowed Sha- completed The Real History Behind the ran to explore the history of the city she Templars which provides a grounded and grew up in. She found that the history she fascinating history behind the legendary had been taught in school had been seri- Order made appealing to academics and ously whitewashed. Doing research in the non-academics alike through her open city archives as well as the collections at approach to a vivid history. Wildly popu- Reed College and the Oregon Historical lar in history and medieval studies society was exciting and eye-opening. courses, Sharan has also written “Six Many of the “founding fathers” of Port- things that "everyone knows" about the land turn out to have been unscrupulous Middle Ages that aren't true” (available financiers. Chinese workers were subject on her site) which explores popular falla- to discrimination and there was an active cies about the Middle Ages. red district. On the other hand, Portland in the post-Civil War period Sharan Newman lives on a mountainside also saw some amazingly liberal move- in Oregon. ments. Women’s rights were an --adapted from

Short Fiction • Crime Through Time series contributor to • “The Deadly Bride” Thou Shalt Not Kill : Bib- and edited by Sharan Newman, Berkeley lical Mystery Stories . ed. Anne Perry. Carroll Prime Crime Books and Graf, 2005. • “Catherine and the Sybil.” The Mammoth Novels Book of Historical Whodunnits . ed. Mike Ash- ley.Robinson, London 2005. The Guinevere Series • “Light Her Way Home.” Murder Most • Guinevere . , 1981. Crafty . ed. Maggie Bruce.Berkeley Prime • The Chessboard Queen . TOR Books, 1983 Crime Books, April 2005. • Guinevere Evermore . TOR Books, 1985. • “Death Before Compline.”Death Dines at The Catherine LeVendeur Novels 8:30 . ed. Claudia Bishopand Nick Dichario, • The Witch in the Well . Forge Books, 2004 Berkeley Prime Crime Books. • Outcast Dove . Forge Books, 2003

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Heresy . Forge Books, 2002 • To Wear The White Cloak . Forge/Doherty, 2000. • The Difficult Saint . TOR Books, 1999. • Cursed in the Blood . Forge Books, 1998. • Strong As Death . Forge Books, 1996. • The Wandering Arm . Forge Books, 1995. • The Devil's Door . Forge Books, 1994. • Death Comes As Epiphany . TOR Books, 1993.


• The Real History Behind the DaVinci Code . Berkley, 2005. • The Real History Behind the Templars- Berkley, 2007.

Additional Guests: Verlyn Flieger

Verlyn Flieger is a Professor in the De- She is editor of the first critical edi- Programming partment of English at the University of tion of , with Maryland at College Park specializing in which importantly includes: a facsim- Verlyn Flieger myth studies and comparative mythol- ile of an early draft of the story, • Paper : “Fate and ogy. She teaches a sequence of graduate Tolkien's hitherto unpublished “Time Free Will in and undergraduate myth courses that of- Scheme” and character description, fer Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native his essay on the nature of Faërie, as Middle-earth,” American, and Norse myth. well as editorial Notes and Com- Sat. 7:15- mentary. 8:15pm;Torp Concentrating on modern fantasy with a Theater special focus on the works of J. R. R. Professor Flieger is co-editor with (Davidson Hall) Tolkien, Professor Flieger's publications Douglas A. Anderson and Michael • Panel: “Fairy include Interrupted Music , Question of Drout of Tolkien Studies , a yearly Stories: A Dis- Time: J. R. R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie , journal devoted to scholarly examina- cussion of “On the winner of the 1998 Mythopoeic tion of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Fairy Stories” Award for Inklings Studies; Splintered and the Impor- Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's For more information about Verlyn tance of Faërie in World ; Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on Flieger, visit her site http:// Our World,” The History of Middle-earth co-edited Sunday, 12:15- with Carl Hostetter and winner of the 1:45; Lecture 2002 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Hall Studies; and her fictional works Pig Tale , (Copernicus The Doom of Camelot : “Avilion: A Ro- Hall) mance of ” and Seeker of Dreams : “Green Hill Country.” 7 7

Special Guest: Ted Nasmith

Ted Nasmith was born in Goderich, On- Lord of the Rings led to dreams of Programming with tario, in the mid-fifties. His father was in having his artwork published, es- Ted Nasmith the Canadian Force, stationed in pecially in one of the newly ap- nearby Clinton, and his earliest memories pearing , but this • Panel: “Fairy Stories: are from a magical three-year stay in seemed a distant and possibly A Discussion of “On France. Ted’s childhood involved a series unrealistic prospect. Attempts Fairy Stories” and the of moves, and in the mid-sixties he moved amounted to little, with polite Importance of Faërie in to suburbs of Toronto. When he entered letters of rejection the only result. Our World,” Sunday, high school, he was advised to enroll in a In time he came across some new 12:15-1:45; Lecture Hall commercial art program he hadn’t known Tolkien art which served to gal- (Copernicus Hall) existed. Prior to this Ted always assumed vanize him once more, prompting • Panel: “Women in that his habit of drawing constantly was an the painting of new scenes for his Middle-earth,” Sun- elaborate hobby at best. During those for- own amusement. Amongst these day, 3:15-4:15; Lecture mative years, he spent hours drawing pic- influences were the Tolkien calen- Hall (Copernicus tures, mostly of spaceships or airplanes or dars by the Brothers Hildebrand, Hall) • Paper/Presentation: battles. Whatever stresses were being en- and Joan Wyatt’s Tolkien paint- “From Middle-earth to dured on the outside were mitigated by ings. With encouragement, Ted Westeros and Back drawing and other creative pursuits. again approached Tolkien’s pub- Again; New Artworks lishers. This time they responded in a Familiar Vein,” High school training in various art subjects positively, offering to include four Sunday, 4:15-5:15, provided him with an excellent learning of his works in the 1987 compila- Room 232 (Copernicus environment, and he gained much confi- tion . Hall) dence in his abilities. In his third year, on • Panel: “Language & his sister’s recommendation, he discovered Going from that to other calen- Myth: The Role of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . dars was a shorter step, leading Language & the Birth That became an immediate new focus for to four works in the ’88 calendar, of New Languages in the artist. Discovering Tolkien had a very followed by his first full calendar Fantasy,” Sunday, 5:15 profound effect on him and helped lead to in 1990, some 14 years after first -6:15, Lecture Hall much that he now counts most significant dreaming of such a possibility. (Copernicus Hall) in life. It opened up a dormant love of lost Other calendars followed, as well • Ted will be performing and misty , myth and legend. Not as use of Ted’s work on the covers music from The Hid- since childhood had he felt such a sense of of paperback editions of The Lord den Door & Beren ‘home,’ unaware of the effects the interven- of the Rings and . In and Luthien: A Song ing years had had in displacing it. He be- October of ’96, just after return- Cycle , Saturday eve- gan immediately to draw scenes inspired by ing from the UK, he received a ning, Torp Theater this magical, nostalgic realm, becoming faxed letter from Tolkien’s pub- (Davidson Hall) • Ted will be performing absorbed for many hours at a time. Tolkien lishers asking if he was interested with Lord of the Rin- and the drawings were an important influ- in illustrating . A gos, Sunday evening ence, blunting some of the temptations of few months earlier he had sent a after the Banquet, those years, and the excitement of depict- series of colour thumbnails to Torp Theater ing Middle-earth never seemed to diminish. them after spending a number of (Davidson Hall) With much encouragement from friends months compiling them from pen- and family, paintings of scenes from The cil sketches. These, he hoped, 8 8

could be used perhaps in an artbook, but happily instead became the basis of nego- tiations for the first illustrated edition of Special Guest: this largely unsung masterwork.

This new illustrated version of The Sil- Bernadette Bosky marillion was published in the fall of ’98, and proved to be another significant step for Ted in achieving success and recogni- Bernadette Bosky has Programming tion as a Tolkien artist. However, The Lord written professionally on of the Rings will remain his ‘first love’, and with topics from self-esteem to the commission to paint three successive forensic entomology, Bernadette Bosky Tolkien calendars for 2002, ’03 and ’04 al- mostly writing literary lowed him to return to it. criticism and reference

articles. Her articles on • Thanks to Tolkien’s influence, Ted devel- Paper: “The Muse Charles Williams have oped semi-scholarly reading habits, delving and the Succubus: appeared in Mythlore Beatrician and Hol- into such esoteric subjects as sociology, and books from Green- politics, psychology, and religion, as well as wood Press and Bucknell low love in Descent cosmology, ancient history, and anything University Press; she into Hell and in else he thought might be interesting. And also wrote the introduc- Charles Williams' he read novels in various genres, including tion to The Masques of Life,” Sunday 9:45- fantasy, but generally didn’t care for the Amen House and con- authors most promoted as the ‘next 10:45, Room 213 tributed articles on (Copernicus Hall) Tolkien.’ He fed his imagination on things Charles Williams and on and ideas grounded in reality, but which C. S. Lewis to The Dic- • Panel: “Fairy Stories: might reflect qualities in Tolkien’s distant tionary of Literary Biog- A Discussion of “On realms and add subtext to his interpreta- raphy . She lives in Fairy Stories” and tions of them. Yonkers, New York, the Importance of Aside from his career as an illustrator, Ted with Arthur Hlavaty, Faërie in Our has had a musical side. From adolescence Kevin Maroney, and nine World,” Sunday, on he has been a guitarist and singer, writ- pet rats; she teaches full 12:15-1:45; Lecture Hall (Copernicus ing many songs (some Tolkien inspired), as time for a Korean- Hall) well as performing as a tenor in several American academy in choirs, both worship and concert oriented. Queens.

Whenever time allows in his very busy life, he cherishes getting away to his province’s north country, having a love of nature which was nurtured in him from the begin- ning. It provides the kind of escape only a wilderness environment can, both calming and invigorating, always helping him re- main centered.

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Registration will be open in the lobby of Coperni- during the daytime. You are free to use Mythcon cus Hall on Friday, August 15 th from 12-noon until reserved rooms (the Lecture Hall, rooms 22405, 232, 5pm, and on Saturday, August 16 th from 8:30-9am. and 213 in Copernicus Hall only) provided no other To register outside of these hours, please check the programming is scheduled during the time you’d registration table to see if anyone’s stationed there. like to meet. Please check your schedule (and any If not, look for Emily Rauscher, ask other commit- amended schedule notes) carefully before picking a tee members for her directions or caller on her cell time and place for your programming. Please do phone: 510-773-4989 between 8am and 8pm. NOT use unoccupied rooms or personal dorm rooms for this purpose. Daytime Programming has been scheduled in 60- minute time-slots, unless otherwise noted. Pro- The Bardic Circle: This long-time Mythcon tradi- gramming in 60-minute slots should run between 45 tion—a round-robin gathering of songs, poetry, and -55 minutes; those in 90 minute time slots should music like Bards of old—can go on ‘til the wee run about 75 minutes or a bit over. Extra time has hours. Gather your favorite lyrics, tune up your been allotted, when feasible, to get from program- instruments, and bring them along. Lynn Maudlin ming to meal times. will host this year’s Circle on Friday and Sunday evenings. Saturday evening we will have a slight Programming changes and important announce- twist with our first Full Moon Music & Medita- ments will be available in a schedule addendum tion CircleCircle. We invite drummers, singers, pagans within the registration packet and will be made at and non-pagans alike, and anyone inclined to Friday evening festivities, and Saturday morning’s gather in celebration of the Full Moon. These loca- Opening Ceremonies. These changes will also be tions will be announced. posted outside individual programming rooms, and on The Official Easel in the lobby of Copernicus If you have any questions or urgent concerns and hall. cannot find another committee member you can reach us on our cell phones: Anthony Burdge 347- Dealers’ Room is 236. Hours are: 210-1898, Jessica Burke 347-210-0951. Please call Friday, 2pm-5pm between the hours of 9am and 9pm ONLY! Saturday, 12:45-4:45pm Sunday, 12pm-6pm Detailed information about Papers & Presenta- tions can be found on page 15. DoDoDo-Do ---itititit----YourselfYourself and Unofficial Programming: Is there something you’d like to discuss, a reading Details about Panel Discussions are available on you’d like to give, a round-robin-discussion you’d page 14. like to organize, or another piece of programming you’d like to invite folks to attend? Announce the **Programming in Copernicus Hall unless other- time and place on the Unofficial Easel in the lobby wise noted** of Copernicus Hall. We suggest you gather at meals, in dorm lounges or on campus grounds

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Friday 12:00-5pm Registration opens (Copernicus Hall: Main Lobby) 2:00-5:00pm Dealer’s Room Opens (Room 236) 1:45-2:45pm Paper: “Tolkien’s Wraiths, Rings, and : An Exercise in Liter- ary Linguistics” (Room 22405) 1:45-2:45pm Paper: Daniel Baird “Becoming a Warrior Empress: Chinese Mythology in Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow ” (Room 213) 2:45-3:45pm Paper: “The Forgotten Women of Middle-Earth” (Room 213) 2:45-3:45pm Paper: Christopher Tuthill “Made to Hold Light: The Feminism of LeGuin’s Books” (Room 232) 3:45-4:45pm Book Discussion: Mythopoeic Award Finalists—Followed by Khazad dûm Book Toss (Lecture Hall) 3:45-4:45pm Paper: Carl Hostetter: "'The Circles of the World:' Fate, Free Will, and the Oi- kumene in Elvish Thought" (Room 22405) 5:00-6:30pm DINNER (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 7:15pm Planetarium Show (Planetarium) Followed by Evening Festivities Welcoming Party for , , Dwarves, and (costumes optional) (TBA) Mad Doctor Smith’s Video Laboratory (TBA) Bardic Circle (TBA)

Saturday 7:00-8:300am BREAKFAST (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 8:45-9:00am Procession March from the Student Center to Davidson Hall 9:00-10:45am Opening Ceremonies, including Scholar Guest of Honor speech by Marjorie Burns ( Torp Theater, Davidson Hall) 11:00-12:00pm LUNCH (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 12:45- 4:45:00pm Dealers’ Room Opens (Room 236) 12:45-1:45pm Paper: Anne V. Osborne-Coopersmith“ Wagner's Ring and P. Craig Russell's Reinterpretation” (Room 232) 12:45-1:45pm Paper: Donald T. Williams “A Tryst With the Transcendentals: C.S. Lewis on Goodness, Truth and Beauty" (Room 22405) 12:45-2:15pm Panel : “The Xena Syndrome: Overcoming the Stereotype of the Female Warrior on Page & Screen” with Janet Croft, Edith Crowe, Ellie Farrell, Arden Smith; moderated by Jessica Burke (Lecture Hall)

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12:45-2:15pm Panel : “The Xena Syndrome: Overcoming the Stereotype of the Female Warrior on Page & Screen” with Janet Croft, Edith Crowe, Ellie Farrell, Arden Smith; moder- ated by Jessica Burke (Lecture Hall) 1:45-2:45pm Paper/Panel: Noelle Davies “Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn & Defining Magi- cal Realism;” Geoffrey Reiter “Two Sides of the Same Magic: The Dialectic of Mortality & Immortality in Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn ” (Room 232) 1:45-2:45pm Paper: “Memory as Evidence in Tolkien Scholarship” (Room 22405) 2:45-3:45pm Paper: Tammy Gant “Changing the Landscape: Women Warriors in the fiction of Robin McKinley” (Room 213) 2:45- 3:45pm Paper: Joe Christopher: “Artistic Form and the Supernatural in Pushing the Bear ” (Room 232) 3:30-5:00pm Panel : “The Valkyrie & the Goddess: Women in Mythopoeic Fiction” with Marjorie Burns, Sharan Newman, Verlyn Flieger, Leslie Donovan; moderated by Jessica Burke (Lecture Hall) 5:00pm Dealers’ Room Closes 5:00-6:30pm DINNER (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 7:15-8:15pm Paper : Verlyn Flieger “Fate and Free Will in Middle-earth.” (Torp Theater; David- son Hall) Followed by Musical Performances by Lynn Maudlin; Ted Nasmith Followed by Hobbit-style muchable crunchables in the Hospitality Suite (TBA) Mad Doctor Smith’s Video Laboratory (TBA) Full Moon Music & Meditation Circle (TBA)

Sunday 4:20am Sale of College Land (Isolate Tower) 8:00-9:ooam Pre-Caffeine Walk-about (meeting & route TBA) 8:45-9:45am Paper: Jessica Burke “Guinevere’s Voice in the 19 th Century” (Room 213) 8:45-9:45am Discussion/Service: Mere Christian (Room 22405) 9:45-10:45am Paper: Anthony Burdge “Fairy Stories in New York City?” (Room 232) 9:45-10:45am Paper: Bernadette Bosky “The Muse and the Succubus: Beatrician and Hollow love in Descent into Hell and in Charles Williams' Life” (Room 213) 10:30am-12:00pm BRUNCH (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 12:00pm-6:15pm Dealers’ Room Opens (Room 22405) 12:15-1:15pm Paper: Leslie A. Donovan “Brightly Shining & Armed for Battle: The Valkyrie Leg- acy in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth Fiction” (Room 213) 12:15-1:45pm Panel: “Fairy Stories: A Discussion of “On Fairy Stories” and the Importance of Faërie in Our World,” with Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, Ted Nasmith, Berna- dette Bosky; moderated by Anthony Burdge (Lecture Hall)1:15-2:15 Amy Schoofs- Rahne “Reflections in the Belle Dame’s Button Eyes: Dualism and Identity in ’s ” (Room 232) 1:15-2:15pm Paper: Wayne G. Hammond “At Home Among the Dreaming Spires: “Tolkien & Oxford University” (Room 22405)2:15--3:15pm Paper : Michael A. Torregrossa “King Arthur, Warrior Woman of Camelot? The Transformation of the Matter of Britain in Japan’s ‘Fate/Stay Night’” (Room 213) 2:15-3:15pm Paper: Diana Glyer “C.S. Lewis in Disguise: Fictional Portraits of Jack in the Work of ” (Room 22405) 2:00-4:30 Auction (Planetarium)

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3:15-4:15pm Paper: Hannah Thomas & Cathy Hansen: “Fantasy vs. Non-Fantasy: Female Characters in Modern British Literature” (Room 213) 3:15-4:15pm Paper: Kristine Larsen “Sea Birds & Morning Stars: Ceyx, Alcyone, and the Many Metamorphoses of Eärendil and Elwing” (Room 22405) 3:15-4:15pm Panel: “Women in Middle-earth” with Ted Nasmith, Sharan Newman, David Bratman; moderated by Janet Croft (Lecture Hall) 4:15-5:15pm Paper/Presentation: Ted Nasmith “From Middle-earth to Westeros and Back Again; New Artworks in a Familiar Vein” (Room 232) 4:15-5:15pm Paper: “Esoteric & Democratic: Tradition in Rowling, Tolkien, & Lewis” (Room 22405) 5:15-6:15pm- Paper: Janet B. Croft “The Education of a Witch: Tiffany Aching, Hermione Granger, and Gendered Magic in Discworld & Potterworld” (Room 232) 5:15-6:15pm Paper: Lisa Padol “To Lift a Sword With Pride? Images of Women's Empower- ment” (Room 213) 5:15-6:15pm Panel: “Language & Myth: The Role of Language & the Birth of New Languages in Fantasy” with Carl Hostetter, Arden Smith, Alexei Kondratiev, Sharan Newman & Ted Nasmith; moderated by Jason Fisher (Lecture Hall) 6:15pm Dealers’ Room Closes; General Programming Ends 7pm BANQUET, including Author Guest of Honor speech by Sharan Newman (Constitution Room; Memorial Hall) Followed by Evening Sillies in the Torp Theater (Davidson Hall) which includes: Mythcon’s magical Masquerade, and stellar performances by the Not Ready for Mythcon Play- ers and Lord of the Ringos: Piano Courtesy of Mike & Joanne Foster. Followed by Bardic Circle (TBA) Games with Goblin Heads on a patch of green earth on campus with preferably no hills Mad Doctor Smith’s Video Laboratory (TBA) Hobbit Snacks and Drinks in the Hospitality Room (TBA)

Monday 7:00-8:30am BREAKFAST (The Semesters area of the Student Center) 8:45-9:45am Paper: Jeff Swift: “Realistic War in Tolkien’s Battles (Room 22405) 8:45-9:45am Paper: David Emerson “Innocence as a Super-Power: Little Girls on the Hero’s Jour- ney” (Room 213) 9:45-10:45 am Paper: M. Farrell “Cabbages & Kings: Narrative Balance in the Novels of Patricia A. McKillip” (Room22405) 9:45-10:45am Paper: Joe R. Christopher “The Thematic Organization of Spirits in Bond- age ” (Room 22405) 10:50-11:50am Members’ Meeting; Followed by CLOSINGCLOSING CEREMONIES

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Panel Discussions

The Valkyrie & the Goddess: some of the most empowered, warriors, standards and questions Women in Mythopoeic Fiction most memorable female charac- are applied that would not be Marjorie Burns, Sharan ters in 20 th century literature. Be- thrust upon their male counter- Newman, Verlyn Flieger, yond the standard strong women parts. Women have their intelli- Leslie Donovan; of Middle-earth, this panel will gence, sexuality, morality, and Jessica Burke (mod) discuss Tolkien’s women from sanity questioned if they want to 90 minutes to Yavanna to Lobelia fight—both in the real world, and Saturday 3:30-5:oopm; Sackville-Baggins. on page & screen. Where do Lecture Hall these stereotypes come from? Language & Myth: The Role of Are they more prevalent in fan- For centuries, Women have been Language & the Birth of New tasy fiction, on the silver screen, divided into two categories— Languages in Fantasy or in the real world (either on a virgin or whore, saint or slut— Carl Hostetter, Arden Smith, modern battlefield or with reen- with no room for gray areas. In Alexei Kondratiev actment groups)? recent times, thanks to changed Jason Fisher (mod) views—in religion and spiritual- 60 minutes Fairy Stories: A Discussion of ity, in education and culture, and Sunday 5:15-6:15pm, Lecture Hall “On Fairy Stories” and the Im- in reconsidering women’s posi- portance of Faërie in Our World tions in history—women have Without language worlds would Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, taken their rightful places in the cease to be. Language shaped Ted Nasmith, Bernadette Bosky more positive, empowered roles of Tolkien’s world and his life. The Anthony Burdge (mod) The Valkyrie and The Goddess. sound of language and the spark 90 minutes What is the history behind the of language is inspiration. But all Sunday 12:15-1:45, Lecture Hall valkyrie? Does the term God- too often, new languages found in dess necessitate religion or spiri- Fantasy and Mythopoeic fiction “On Fairy Stories” was not just a tuality—or is that an impossibil- are considered as something less watershed essay in the life and ity? This discussion endeavors to than “the real .” This dis- works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It was a explore these images of women in cussion will explore the function moment of great clarity for our history, culture, spirituality, of language in Fantasy fiction world, and from that essay alone and—most importantly—in My- and the complexities of the very many great Truths can be thopoeic Fiction. real languages spoken in these learned. In Tolkien’s works—not other worlds. just this essay but in his letters Women in MiddleMiddle----earthearth and his stories—he spoke about Ted Nasmith, Sharan Newman, The Xena Syndrome: Overcom- the importance of enchantment in David Bratman ing the Stereotype of the Female our world and the gaping void left Janet Croft (mod) Warrior on Page & Screen when enchantment is absent. 60 minutes Janet Croft, Edith Crowe, Ellie Has our world grown beyond Sunday 3:15-4:15pm; Lecture Hall Farrell, Arden Smith This discussion will examine Jessica Burke (mod) Tolkien’s legacy, the role of sub- The uninformed have dared ac- 90 minutes creation, and the invaluable les- cuse Tolkien of having “no Saturday 12:45-2:15, Lecture Hall sons learned from Faërie. women” in his realm of Middle- With strong women come stereo- earth. But hobbits know better. types—particularly if such strong In fact, it can be said with cer- women don armor and take to tainty that J.R.R. Tolkien created fighting. When women become 14 14

Papers & Presentations

Daniel Baird Williams' novels, from often very critical of their au- “Becoming a Warrior Empress: of Ecstasy on, can be seen as . Even Luthien is often Chinese Mythology in Twelve ways for Williams to work out neglected, and one wonders Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow” real theological issues within if these critics have even Popular in Japan and America safely nonrealistic stories. Wil- heard of Erendis from Unfin- the anime, Twelve Kingdoms , liams may have been working ished Tales or Andreth from is based on the teen novels of out personal issues as well. Wil- 's Ring . These two the same title by Ono Fuyumi. liams' letters to Lalage and his women are warriors of words, Because of the success of the relationship with Celia show a boldly standing up and hold- anime, Tokyopop is translat- disturbing tendency to ignore ing their own in arguments ing the seven novels into Eng- the real women and concentrate with kings. They and other lish with the first two at this on his own mythic creations women in Tolkien's posthu- time completed. The first woven around them--far differ- mous work are strong and novel, Sea of Shadow , focuses in scope, but not in kind, vivid characters. This paper on the character Yoko who, at from Wentworth's preference in will discuss the proto- the beginning of the novel, is Descent into Hell for the false feminism that often appears an introvert high school girl. Adela over the real, imperfect, in Tolkien's stories, and his Ono skillfully weaves a grip- troublesome Adela with her own fair treatment of intellectual ping tale as we follow Yoko’s desires and needs. Thus, while and moral conflict between sudden kidnapping from school Stanhope's relationship with women and men in which and her subsequent terrifying Pauline in that novel exemplifies both sides are in the right. adventures in a fantastic world how such a relationship can go Friday 2:45-3:45; Room 213 loosely based on Chinese my- right for both the mentor and the thology. Yoko learns not only impressionable young woman, Anthony S. Burdge about the new world, but also Wentworth's relationship with “Faerie Stories on Staten about herself as she matures the succubus demonstrates how Island?:Reflections upon the from an indecisive patsy to a such a relationship can go life and work of Staten Is- warrior empress capable of fac- wrong, especially damaging the land’s Most Obedient Ser- ing the most horrifying of mentor. vant: Cornelius Kolff” mythological beasts alone in Sunday 9:45-10:45; Room 213 Most residents of New York the forests. City and my own hometown Friday 1:45-2:45pm; Room 213 David Bratman of Staten Island aren’t aware “The Forgotten Women of Mid- of the rich tapestry of mythic Bernadette Bosky dledledle-dle ---Earth”Earth” fairy stories the land around “The Muse and the Succubus: Discussions of female characters them has inspired. With its Beatrician and Hollow love in in Tolkien tend to be limited to overdevelopment, who would Descent into Hell and in endless reconsiderations of believe that the world of Charles Williams' Life” , , and Éowyn, Faerie manifested in the life

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and works of one of Staten Island’s Joe R. Christopher: Janet B. Croft first real estate developer Cornelius “Artistic Form and the Supernatu- “The Education of a Witch: Tif- Kolff (1860-1950). Kolff was a foun- ral in Pushing the Bear ””” fany Aching, Hermione Granger, dation of his community, a civic Diane Glancy’s Pushing the Bear: and Gendered Magic in Disc- leader, naturalist, philosopher, A Novel of the Trail of Tears world and Potterworld” “apostle of good will,” and writer. (1996) is a semi-dramatic fiction, Two contemporary young adult He sough to preserve natural “[hi] filled with various speakers on the fantasy series, the Tiffany Ach- stories” within his writing and let- titular journey. This paper dis- ing sub-series of ’s ters. By doing this he was able to cusses this form and its artistic ef- Discworld novels and J.K. Rowl- illustrate for future generations that fect, and then discusses some of the ing’s books, deal Staten Island was and still is a ref- Cherokee supernatural beliefs re- with the education of the young uge for fairy folk. This paper, util- flected in the novel, focusing on the in the practice and ethics of izing Tolkien’s essays concerning titular image of the bear, which is magic. On Discworld, there is a Fairy Stories as a guidepost, will sometimes a metaphor, sometimes distinct divide along gender lines examine Kolff’s life and two of his a myth. in how the young are trained – own literary contributions, Staten Saturday 2:45-3:45; Room 232 boys go to Unseen University in Island and The Haven of Ankh-Morpork, and girls are ap- Wooden Shoes . Joe R. Christopher: prenticed to senior witches. In Sunday 9:45-10:45; Room 232 “The Thematic Organization of the Harry Potter universe, how- Spirits in Bondage ””” ever, witches and receive Jessica Burke C. S. Lewis’s Spirits in Bondage: exactly the same training and “Guinevere’s Voice in the 19 ththth Cen- A Cycle of Lyrics (as by Clive have done so at least since the tury” Hamilton, 1919) is organized into founding of Hogwarts. A recent Medieval Arthurian literature was three sections, so any discussion of paper by Kathryn N. McDaniel often told through the lens of male its thematic organization may seem provides a clue to Rowling’s hid- narrators and male protagonists. over-obvious. But some things may den commentary on gender and Female roles in Arthurian literature be said beyond the titles of the power by showing how gender are considered only in so far as they three sections: “The Prison issues are displaced onto the complement or defy male roles. House,” “Hesitation,” and “The house elves; building on her work, Queen Guinevere is perhaps the Escape.” First, that the “Prologue” this presentation will show how best example of a female in Arthu- to the book sets up the first and issues of gendered magic/power rian literature that grew beyond her third sections. Second, that the are also represented by the house original role: to complement her first section (of twenty-one poems) elves. King. .Guinevere’s story has often begins with a poem titled “Satan Sunday 5:15-6:15pm; Room 232 been told with one key element Speaks” and has one with the same missing: her voice. Guinevere’s title as the thirteenth poem. This Leslie A. Donovan voice has become an embodiment of first section seems to divide into “Brightly Shining and Armed for her gender. This discussion will two parts approximately at the Battle: The Valkyrie Legacy in pay attention to gender stereotypes point of this thirteenth poem. Tolkien’s MiddleMiddle----earthearth Fiction” of the 19 th century and Guinevere’s Third, the second section, Valkyrie figures of Scandinavian role in reflecting or rejecting those “Hesitation” (three poems), deals myth and Anglo-Saxon heroic stereotypes. with the poet’s hesitation over es- legend offer images of women Sunday 8:45-9:45; Room 213 caping this world. Fourth, the third typically embodied as radiant, section (sixteen poems) agree on the courtly queens or armed, baleful escape from this world, but not on warrior-women. By investing what is being escaped to. them with such valkyrie- Monday 9:45-10:45am; Room 22405 associated conventions, J.R.R. Tolkien transforms women char-

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acters in his Middle-earth fiction Eleanor M. Farrell Jason Fisher from mere literary accessories of “Cabbages and Kings: Narrative “Tolkien’s Wraiths, Rings, and little narrative consequence to Balance in the Novels of Patricia Dragons: An Exercise in Literary mythic figures whose words and A. McKillip” Linguistics” actions carry significant power. Patricia A. McKillip is known as Tolkien wrote that “[The Tree of Further, valkyrie traditions allow one of the stylistic masters of mod- Tales] is closely connected with Tolkien to construct characters ern fantasy. From her first major the philologists’ study of the tan- such as Éowyn and Arwen in genre novel, The Forgotten Beasts gled skein of Language,” suggest- TheLord of the Rings , Melian and of Eld , published in 1974, the author ing an intimate symbiosis be- Lúthien in The Silmarillion , and has consistently published stories tween creation and philology. In Galadriel in both texts, as central that embody the essence of high an early essay, participants in his themes of griev- fantasy while also demonstrating a termed this generative methodol- ous loss and glorious fulfillment, unique authorial voice and a dis- ogy “creation from philology,” individual will and community re- tinctive style. McKillip’s worlds and it is this approach to lan- sponsibility, determined constancy are both sketched in pencil and guage and literature I intend to and unlooked-for revitalization. By painted in oils, describing fully and discuss. I will begin with a series examining some of Middle-earth’s equally both the jeweled and per- of linguistic roots then trace out a women in light of the valkyrie leg- fumed world of the powerful, of ramifying tree of interrelated acy, this paper discusses how such kings and mages, and the mundane words and meanings in many of figures not only to pay homage to and everyday world where cooks the languages Tolkien knew, con- Tolkien’s beloved medieval heri- and scullery maids and launderers necting them to the ever enlarging tage, but also to support his crea- make their valid and necessary con- scope of Middle-earth and its en- tion of a modern “mythology for tribution. Concentrating on three compassing legendarium. I will England.” recent novels that best illustrate attempt to show how Tolkien Sunday 12:15-1:15pm; Room 213 this narrative balance between up- began with philological rumina- stairs and downstairs, this paper tions then followed them from David Emerson will explore the author’s descriptive word to word like a trail of bread- “Innocence as a SuperSuper----Power:Power: Lit- choices in The Book of Atrix Wolfe crumbs, and how out of these re- tle Girls on the Hero’s Journey” (1995), The Tower at Stony Wood flections a narrative would begin Many fantasy stories, especially (2000), and Ombria in Shadow to coalesce. I will thus attempt to quest stories, follow at least part of (2002). retrace some of Tolkien’s own the archetypal Hero's Journey de- Monday 9:45-10:45am; Room 232 philological journey “there and scribed by Joseph Campbell in The back again”, pointing out the lin- Hero with a Thousand Faces . This guistic landmarks along the way. paper looks at examples of the Friday 1:45-2:15pm; Room 22405 Hero's Journey with little-girl pro- tagonists, and examines how these Tammy Gant versions of the story conform to and “Changing the Landscape: differ from the archetype. By focus- Women Warriors in the fiction of ing on Baum's Dorothy, Lewis's Robin McKinley” Lucy, and Miyazaki's Chihiro, I In this essay I explore the Damar intend to show that female versions novels of Robin McKinley to dis- of the hero -- and especially very cuss how she uses women warri- young females -- use different skills ors to reshape society. Both nov- and gain different rewards in their els focus on a woman caught in a quests than the stereotypically world that is sometimes hostile or male heroes of quest stories. just indifferent to her and which Monday 8:45-9:45am; Room 213 refuses to accept her. I will show 17 17

that as each woman battles by discussing what these exam- Kristine Larsen foreign, domestic and internal ples tell us about how Lewis was “Sea Birds and Morning Stars: foes, she isn’t just battling to viewed by his closest friends. Ceyx, Alcyone, and the Many save her country. She is in re- Sunday 2:15-3:15pm; Room 22405 Metamorphoses of Eärendil and ality battling to make a place Elwing” Among the many Metamorphoses for herself. I analyze the way in the Ovid’s classic text is that of these women warriors are Ceyx. Son of Hesperus, the Morn- named and re-named through- ing Star, he inherited the beauty of out the novels, the physical his divine father. Ceyx set sail on a and social setting of the world, perilous journey to consult with the how the women alter the oracle of Apollo and died in a physical landscape in order to storm. His wife Alcyone leapt into win crucial battles and the role Wayne Hammond the ocean, but was turned into a sexuality, marriage and mater- “At Home among the Dreaming seabird, as was her husband. These nity plays as each woman first Spires: Tolkien and Oxford Uni- and other parallels between the versity” saves society and then re- story of Ceyx and Alcyone and For more than thirty years, J.R.R. that of Eärendil and Elwing are makes it to create a place for Tolkien lived his life according to striking. The story of Eärendil and her unique heritage and abili- the rhythms of scholarship at Ox- Elwing evolved over time, with the ties. ford. What that meant to him, and most consistent aspects possibly its Saturday 2:45-3:45pm; Room the effect it had on his writings, is avian and astronomical connec- 213 too little appreciated. Although tions. While the connection be- devotes tween Eärendil and Venus is well Diana Pavlac Glyer space to the subject in his excellent known, evidence supports an identi- “C. S. Lewis in Disguise: Fic- biography, his account greatly over- fication of Elwing with the ob- tional Portraits of Jack in the simplifies the complex and burden- served appearance of the planet Work of the Inklings” some situation in which Tolkien Mercury. This paper will examine often found himself while trying to Members of the Inklings often connections between the Ceyx/ balance his many responsibilities. Alcyone and Eärendil/Elwing tales mention other Inklings in their This paper will present a fuller pic- through the lenses of myth, litera- work: they quote each other in ture, drawing upon new research ture, astronomy, and meteorology. scholarly papers, they write into Oxford archives. Sunday 3:15-4:15pm; Room 22405 silly and serious poems about Sunday 1:15-2:15pm; Room 22405 each other, and they offer trib- Ted Nasmith utes in written memoirs, book Carl Hostetter “From MiddleMiddle----earthearth to Westeros reviews, and obituaries. They “‘The Circles of the World:’ Fate, and Back Again; New Artworks in also base fictional characters Free Will, and the Oikumene in a Familiar Vein” on one another, and these ap- Elvish Thought” Ted will be presenting slides of his pear throughout their stories. This paper explores the intercon- newest artworks, principally the nections of Fate, Free Will, and the In this paper, I will describe series of castle paintings intended oikumene , the inhabited world, as for chapter headings in an upcom- several fictional characters reflected in Elvish language and ing book devoted to the fantasy of that are based on C. S. Lewis thought, and in relation to the dif- George R.R. Martin, to be called as he appears "in disguise" in fering natures and of Men The Complete Guide to the Ice and the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and and Elves. Fire Universe (). . I will conclude Friday 3:45-4:45pm; Room 22405 Ted will also present recent Tolkien

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commissions which may not be Sunday 5:15-6:15pm; Room 213 unreal worlds. I also delve into Gai- familiar, and in general discuss 's powerful use of the traditions his current endeavours and plans Geoffrey Reiter of mythology and folk magic, as from here. “‘Two Sides of the Same Magic:’ well as his references to the Roman- Sunday 4:15-5:15pm; Room 232 The Dialectic of Mortality and Im- tic writers, John Keats and Chris- mortality in Peter S. Beagle’s The tina Rossetti. I also address his Anne OsborneOsborne----CoopersmithCoopersmith Last Unicorn ””” creation of Coraline's dual world by “Wagner’s Ring and P. Craig The question of mortality is a sig- detailing visual and spacial realities Russell’s Reinterpretation” nificant aspect of Peter S. Beagle's inspired by his work in graphic and P. Craig Russell's interpretation classic 1968 mythopoeic novel The film mediums. With this paper I of Wagner's Ring of the Nibe- Last Unicorn . Some characters hope to open up Coraline to serious lung has been praised as "wildly (the unicorns, the harpy, Schmen- investigation as a classic of chil- ambitious and utterly gor- drick) are blessed (or cursed) with dren's literature. geous" (Frank Miller) and "the immortality, while others (Mommy Sunday 1:15-2:15pm; Room 232 most faithful and inspiring re- Fortuna, Captain Cully, the people working of the opera into comics of Hagsgate, King Haggard) are Christina Scull form" (Neil Gaiman). His valor- mortal but obsessed with achieving “Memory as Evidence in Tolkien ous heroines , such as Brunnhilde, immortality. Beagle suggests that Scholarship” Sieglinde and the Valkyries, are that ideal is a synthesis of these Evidence for biography and criti- depicted as they would be on qualities: immortality is not bad per cism of J.R.R. Tolkien comes from a stage, and each illustration inter- se, but those who lust after so much wide variety of sources, of which prets Wagner's music as the ulti- that they fail to appreciate their human recall is the most problem- mate fantasy . Come hear daily lives are destroyed or at least atic. Tolkien's friends and children the music and see the pictures. spiritually impoverished. Thus, had occasional lapses of memory Saturday 12:45-1:45pm; Room 232 while a quest for the imperishability which have entered the literature as of immortality (as symbolized by fact, and even Tolkien himself Lisa Padol the unicorn) is a legitimate pursuit, sometimes misremembered dates or “To Lift a Sword With Pride? it should not come without ac- gave conflicting accounts, perhaps Images of Women’s Empower- knowledging mortality (symbolized most notably in his Foreword to the ment” by the Red Bull) and living each second edition of The Lord of the There are many modern stories, moment to the fullest. Rings. In this paper I will discuss written and visual, about modern with Noelle Davies: Saturday 1:45- the vagaries of memory in general, women warriors who use swords. 2:45pm; Room 232 and then review some problems of Do women warriors have to give memory as evidence encountered up all that makes life pleasant? Amy SchoofsSchoofs----RahneRahne when writing The J.R.R. Tolkien Or is being a warrior actually em- “Reflections in the Belle Dame’s Companion and Guide. powering? Unsurprisingly, differ- Button Eyes: Dualism and Identity Saturday 1:45-2:45pm; Room 22405 ent authors have different an- in Neil Gaiman’s Coraline ””” swers, but I maintain that exam- This presentation will deal with the ples of women who are empow- integral place of dualism and Iden- ered are badly needed. Examples tity in Coraline . I explore how Gai- considered will include Buffy man uses dualism to create a dis- from Buffy: The Slayer , concerting postmodern carniva- Gil Shalos from Barbara Ham- lesque atmosphere. I explain how bly's Darwath series, Val from dualism magnifies the importance 's Valiant, and the of identity and the defining nature Bride from Kill Bill . of the singular subject in real verses

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Jeff Swift of the treatment of women in Brit- Friday 2:45-3:45pm; Room 22405 “Realistic War in Tolkien’s Bat- ish fantasy novels to the treatment tles” of women in other British literature Don Williams Fantasy literature is not the genre from the same respective periods. “A Tryst with the Transcenden- most turn to for advice on foreign Starting with the Inklings, we will tals: C. S. Lewis on Goodness, policy. The very definition of the progress into the present day. Truth, and Beauty” word fantasy suggests unreliable Sunday 3:15-4:15pm; Room 213 C. S. Lewis shared with the Eng- representations. But fantasy lit- lish Romantic poets an interest in erature may be the most success- Chris Tuthill the transcendentals—goodness, ful genre at realistically portray- “‘Made to Hold Light: The Femi- truth, and beauty—and an empha- ing things as serious as war. I nism of Le Guin’s Earthsea Nov- sis on nature as received by human discuss three elements of battle els” imagination as a way of having realism as found in the Battle of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea nov- contact with them. But while he the Pelennor Fields. els can be seen as one of the fore- shares the Romantics’ universe of The Pragmatic fight: Tolkien most examples of feminist fantasy. discourse, he comes to radically dif- shows the armpits of war—the The Tombs of Atuan , ,and ferent conclusions. Wordsworth lack of glory, the abuse of power, in particular dem- remembers being troubled by a pres- the occasional stupidity exhibited onstrate the importance of the femi- ence that led to elevated thoughts, in battle. The Heroic fight: We nine in Earthsea; despite the fact but finds himself rationalizing the cannot overlook the fact that that male characters are powerful fact that what he has seen he can many heroes in this battle are less mages and kings in these works, see no more and trying to reconcile like the valiant knight in shining women play equally critical roles. In himself to the passing away of a armor and more like his armor- The Tombs of Atuan , Tenar helps glory from the earth. Keats con- shiner. The Futile fight: Tolkien the archmage escape the flates truth and beauty and thinks added an element of the hopeless power of the Nameless Ones be- that is all we need to know, but and the vain. This was a dismal fore whom his power fails. Tehanu fails to be one with his skylark, be- affair full of cheap shots, bad feel- further shifts Earthsea toward the ing tolled back to his sole self de- ing, and the persistent anxiety feminine, as Ged loses his power spite all the wings of poesy can do. that one might never see family or and Tenar acts as protector to him. Lewis, on the other hand, discovers till fields again. This is something of a reversal of that by rooting the transcendental Monday 8:45-9:45am; Room 22405 traditional , when one in the reality of the Christian God, considers the minor roles of women by seeing beauty (for example) as Hannah Thomas & in works such as Tolkien’s Lord of coming through nature rather than Cathy Hansen the Rings . While many critics have being in Nature, he can continue to “Fantasy vs. NonNon----Fantasy:Fantasy: Fe- written about the first three Earth- be “surprised by joy.” male Characters in Modern Brit- sea books, few have explored Te- Saturday 12:45-1:45pm; Room 22405 ish Literature” hanu , perhaps since it is far differ- This discussion is a comparison ent in tone from the earlier books.

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movie of LotR , as they seriously intended? What would its soundtrack be like? We give Musical you an impish afraid. Performances by Sunday Evening, After the Banquet; Torp Theater (Davidson Hall).

Lynn Maudlin will perform a small selection of original songs at the Saturday Masquerade night concert, possibly including “If You Can't Live Without Me Then Why Aren't You Dead” if you behave nicely and she doesn't for- get the lyrics… The con committee encourages anyone who Saturday, 8:15pm; Torp Theater (Davidson brought a costume to join the Masquerade. It Hall) is an entertaining show, non-competitive, and fun for all. An entry form for the Masquerade is included in your registration packet. Please Ted Nasmith will perform a set of complete it and return it to the Society Table in songs drawn mainly from both his recent music the Dealer's Room by 1:00 pm on Saturday. CD The Hidden Door , as well as music from The Masquerade will take place on Sunday his Beren and Luthien: A Song Cycle , co- night, following the Banquet. All entrants written with Alex Lewis. must have any accompanying music/audio and/ Saturday, After Lynn Maudlin’s Performance; or text to be read by the announcer ready by Torp Theater (Davidson Hall) that time. Any new information regarding the Masq will be posted on the Notice Board. The Lord of the Ringos Ted Nasmith & Mike Foster gave birth to this See Marion VanLoo, Masquerade Coordina- inspired musical idiocy after comparing notes tor, at the Society Table if you have any ques- (pun intended) in Birmingham at Tolkien 2005. tions. Last year in Berkeley Lynn Maudlin threw ad- ditional songs into the madness." That way, whoever the performers are, the people who should be sued (teasing! kidding! really!) for mangling Lennon-McCartney all are credited. What if The Beatles succeeded in making a

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After Hours Entertainment

And don’t forget a long-standing Mythic tradition of irregularly sched- uled programming which will include our Hospitality Suite, Bardic Circle, Video Madness, and games with Gob- lin heads (provided the head is brought forth).

The Seventh Not Very Annual Mary M. Stolzenbach Memorial Clerihew Contest

Peregrine Took exclamation point). Was not exactly a crook. But if while walking in the fields of Farmer Entries should be submitted one to a page, Maggott with the author’s name written on the reverse. He found a mushroom, he’d bag it. Categories are Before Tolkien (up to 1892), During Tolkien (1892-1973), and After Tolkien Mythcon 39 2008 celebrants are invited to (1973-2005). Thus: participate in the timeless (pretty quick, actu- ally) poetical rubric of the clerihew in the Sir Lancelot Seventh Not Very Annual Clerihew Con- Wore iron pants a lot. test. Talk about sex appeal! Real buns of steel! Invented, maybe, by E. Clerihew Bentley over a century ago, the clerihew is a four-line Galadriel verse that rhymes AABB. The first line con- Could’ve had the , but wottthehell. sists of a proper name. The second line must She was no moron; end with a full stop (period, question mark, She knew she’d wind up worse than .

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Tom Shippey The winners, published exactly as written, in- Is a speaker both wise and quippy. clude: In a bold critical venture, he Declared Tolkien the author of the Honorable Mention: century. Eowyn of Thought was the most admirable man. The Nashville Mandate: Until she met Only one entry per category, or alternately three And then Az a yor ahf mir! clerihews per contestant, please. Submit entries --Marcie Geffner to the Clerihew Contest box in the Mythcon (The Yiddish translates as “I should get so table (Dealers’ room) by 4 p.m. Saturday . lucky!”)

A distinguished panel of judges, They Who Before Tolkien: Must Never Be Named, will evaluate each en- Gawain the knight try using the HOC system (Humor, Original- Wore chain mail too tight. ity, Clerihewness). Winners will be read at the His foe (who was green) banquet and awards cere- Called his armour obscene. mony Sunday evening and rewarded with the --Madeleine Robins traditional prize of a jeroboam of Chateau de Porteur d’Anneau invisible champagne. During Tolkien: Clive Staples Lewis The Sixth Not Very Annual Mythcon Mary Used letter-writing devils to sock it to us. M. Stolzenbach Memorial Clerihew Contest One might challenge his theology more than a last year in Berkeley featured a rare display of bit concord between the judges unparalleled since But even a heathen might challenge his wit the first contest held at Wheaton College in --Edith Crowe 1998, when Mary Stolzenbach herself swept all three categories. After Tolkien: Mary Stolzenbach While Mary’s unprecedented and never dupli- As a clerihew contest winner was always a lock. cated sweep was not repeated, Mythopoeic Soci- Though others may pen a good one now and then ety corresponding secretary Edith Crowe was We shall not see her like again. the unanimous choice for top verse in two catego- --Edith Crowe ries. One of her clerihews honored Mary, in whose honor the clerihew contest has been dedi- Grand Champion: cated hereupon and henceforth. “Severus Snape, Why the creepy black cape?” Berkeley’s own Karen Sullivan took the top over- “’Cause it’s stylish, you louse! all award based on her score of 81 of possible 90 And ten points from your points. Judges rank clerihews on a 1-10 scale in House!” three categories: Humor, Originality, and Cleri- --Karen Sullivan hewness.

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Professor Daniel Baird earned a contributed to the J.R.R. Tolkien Leslie A. Donovan is an Associate PhD in comparative literature Encylopedia , and were mad enough Professor of the University Honors from the University of Oregon — to accept the quest to host the first Program at the University of New the culmination of a dream that Mythcon in the Northeast. They Mexico. Her most recent publica- began as a child when he pre- were awarded the “Beyond ” tions include works on ferred reading Lord of the Rings award in 2005 for their contribution women saints, J.R.R. Tolkien, Beo- to any other activity. His current to Tolkien studies. Anthony first wulf , and Honors pedagogy. In ad- research lies in comparing Asian came in contact with Tolkien when dition, she has taught courses on and Western mythology in chil- his parents read him The Lord of Tolkien for more than 10 years. dren’s literature. the Rings while he was in-utero. Jessica became an avid Tolkien ad- David Emerson is an independent Nicholas Birns teaches at dict at the tender age of 3, when she scholar living in Minneapolis. At Eugene Lang College of the New listened to a record of the Professor past Mythcons, he has presented School in New York. He has reading “Riddles in the Dark.” on Donald Swann's setting of published on many areas of post- They live in the wilder lands of "" and 's eighteenth century literature, has Staten Island, with several mis- Multiverse, and served on the published two books on twentieth guided plants, assorted arms and Mythcon 30 committee. He has -century literature, and is working armor, an ever- been known to collaborate with Pro- on two more. This summer, he growing li- fessor Mike Foster on musical, the- held a Visiting Research Fellow- brary, and a atrical, and Clerihewical adven- ship at the University of Wollon- deranged cat tures. gong in Australa, where he trav- named Luna. elled to the Blue Mountians, but Eleanor Farrell is a graphic de- was disappointed not to find signer, ex-molecular biologist, Nogrod and Belegost. Joe R. Christopher is the author of reader and occasional reviewer of The Romances of Clive Staples fantasy literature, past editor of David Bratman has written on Le wis (DAI. 1970) and C. S. Lewis Mythprint , creator of silly Myth- Tolkien and the Inklings for the (Twayne, 1987) and co-author of C. con plays, and famous in Shanghai journals Mythlore , Mallorn , and S. Lewis: An Annotated Checklist (but not for any of these things). Tolkien Studies , and in the books of Writings about him and his Tolkien's Legendarium (ed. Works (1974)—as well as author of Jason Fisher is an independent Flieger & Hostetter) and The numerous essays in Mythlore and scholar living in Dallas. Some of Company They Keep (by Diana elsewhere. his recent work includes a series of Pavlac Glyer). He lives in a entries in The J.R.R. Tolkien Ency- home called Minnipin Cottage is Head of clopedia , as well as chapters in the with wife, books, and cats. Access Services at the University books Tolkien and Modernity , The of Oklahoma libraries. She is the Silmarillion: Thirty Years On , and Anthony Burdge & Jessica Burke author of War in the Works of Truths Breathed Through Silver: co-run Heren Istarion: The J.R.R. Tolkien and editor of the es- The Inklings’ Moral and Mytho- Northeast Tolkien™ Society say collections Tolkien on Film and poeic Legacy . In addition, Jason from their front parlor. They’ve Tolkien and Shakespeare , as well has presented papers in a variety of written several book chapters, as the journal Mythlore . academic settings and conferences.

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Diana Pavlac Glyer teaches Eng- Carl Hostetter is a Computer Sci- cently completed a musical based lish at Azusa Pacific University. entist at NASA's Goddard Space upon the book of Ruth entitled A Society member since 1974, she Flight Center. Avocationally, he is House of Bread . In addition to be- has served on the Council of a member of the team engaged by ing a singer/songwriter, Lynn is an Stewards and chaired two Myth- in editing and artist, a writer, an editor, a some- cons. She is the recipient of the publishing J.R.R. Tolkien's linguis- time film producer, and a grandma. Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant tic papers, and has been the editor She loves to laugh but doesn't re- (1997), the Chase Sawtell Inspi- of Vinyar , a journal of member jokes, is easily pulled into rational Teaching Award (2002), Tolkienian linguistics, since 1989. deep conversations about God and and the N.E.T.S. Imperishable the Bible, and appreciates the ob- Flame Award (2008). Her book Dr. Kristine Larsen is Professor of session that is costuming. Lynn is about the Inklings, The Com- Physics and Astronomy, and Direc- proud she survived the 60s with pany They Keep , is a Hugo nomi- tor of the University Honors Pro- most of her brain intact. She loves nee and also a finalist for this , at Central Connecticut good food, good wine, and choco- year's Mythopoeic Society Schol- State University. Her work on the late! arship Award. astronomical motifs and motiva- tions in the work of Tolkien has Lisa Padol wrote her doctoral dis- Wayne G. HammondHammond, a special resulted in numerous publications sertation on modern Arthurian lit- collections librarian at Williams and presentations. erature. She has written several College, has jointly won a record reviews and papers on fantasy lit- five Mythopoeic Scholarship Lynn Maudlin was born in Los An- erature, sometimes touching on so- Awards in Inklings Studies, for geles to a physicist & an aspiring cial issues, despite her best efforts. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive concert pianist and flung into SF Bibliography , J.R.R. Tolkien: and fantasy by her older brother Geoffrey Reiter is PhD student at Artist and Illustrator , Tolkien’s when he gave her a subscription to Baylor University, currently work- , The Lord of the Analog in her early teens and a ing on his dissertation on Bram Rings: A Reader’s Companion , copy of The Hobbit and The Lord Stoker. He has published essays and The J.R.R. Tolkien Compan- of the Rings for Christmas a few on Bram Stoker, George Mac- ion and Guide . years later. Her introduction to fan- Donald, and Clark Ashton Smith. dom came in 1982 when she discov- He presented a paper on Clark Catherine Hansen is an English ered Mythcon XIII. In gratitude Ashton Smith at MythCon 37 and literature major and Screenwrit- Lynn spent nearly 10 years on the has a in issue 29 of ing minor at Azusa Pacific Uni- Mythopoeic Society board of direc- Mythic Circle . versity . She's lived in southern tors and has recently started a sec- California her whole life and is ond run with the Council of Stew- Amy SchoofsSchoofs----RahneRahne is an English excited to attend Oxford Univer- ards. Lynn co-founded the fiction Literature graduate student at sity in Fall zine The Mythic Circle with Sher- Marquette University in Milwau- 2008. She wood Smith; she served four years kee Wisconsin. She graduated with stumbled into as the North American Booking B.A.'s in Fine Art and English Lit- the wardrobe Officer for the Tolkien Centenary erature at the University of Wis- before she Conference (Keble College, Ox- consin Milwaukee. She is inter- found the ford, 1992) and has served on numer- ested in doing her PhD work on ring, so tends ous other con coms. and genre literature to like Lewis Lynn started writing songs at the through a multi media outlook in- more than tender age of 12 and has some 400 corporating Print, Graphic, and Tolkien songs under her belt (and you Cinematic modes of story telling. (sorry!). thought she was just fat); she re-

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Christina ScullScull, former museum librarian and editor of the journal The Tolkien Collector , has received four Mythopoeic Scholarship Awards in Inklings Studies, as co-author of J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator , The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion , and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide , and co-editor of Tolkien’s Roverandom .

Jeff Swift studies at Brigham Young University where he will soon begin an English Masters Pro- gram. His Tolkien scholarship includes an Hon- ors Thesis and a scholarly book dealing with Recent publications: Tolkien’s stylistic realism. He has lived in Bul- garia, New York, and Utah, and loves camping • Mythlore Index: Issues 1-100 , ed- with his wife of two months. ited by Edith Crowe and Janet Brennan Croft, artwork by Tim Hannah Thomas is an English writing major at Kirk and Sarah Beach Azusa Pacific University . She has loved Lewis • Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy since the age of 5, when she first entered the and Faith in the World of C.S. wardrobe. Recent forays into Inklings matters include studying abroad at Oxford and atten- Lewis – The Conference Proceed- dance at Oxbridge. Many thanks to Dr. G., and ings , edited by Amy H. Sturgis hail to the True King! • The Travelling Rug . By Dorothy L. Sayers, with an introduction Chris Tuthill is an assistant professor and librar- and bibliography by Joe R. Chris- ian at Baruch College in New York City. His topher and annotations by Janet reviews and articles have recently appeared in Brennan Croft American Reference Books Annual , The Green • Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Man Review , and Blitz Magazine . His fiction Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings . recently received Honorable Mention in the Edited by Janet Brennan Croft contest. • Sayers on Holmes: Essays and

Donald T. WilliamsWilliams, PhD, is Professor of Eng- Fiction on Sherlock Holmes . By lish and Director of the School of Arts and Sci- Dorothy L. Sayers, with an intro- ences at Toccoa Falls College. His most recent duction by Alzina Stone Dale and books include Mere Humanity: G. K. Chester- annotated bibliography by Joe R. ton, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Hu- Christopher man Condition (Nashville: Broadman, 2006), Credo: Meditations on the Nicene Creed (St. These and other titles are available at Louis: Chalice Press, 2007), and The Devil’s Dic- the Society Table, on our website at : tionary of the Christian Church (St. Louis: , or through Ama- Chalice, forthcoming 2009).

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Process eligible if they stand on their own; • Black, Holly, Tithe: A Modern The Mythopoeic Awards are cho- otherwise, the series becomes eligi- Faerie Tale (Simon & Schus- sen from books nominated by in- ble the year its final volume ap- ter); Valiant: A Modern Tale of dividual members of the Mytho- pears. Faerie (Simon & Schuster); and poeic Society, and selected by a • Goss, Theodora, In the Forest Ironside: A Modern Faery’s committee of Society members. of Forgetting (Prime Books) Tale (Margaret K. McElderry) Authors or publishers who are • Hopkinson, Nalo, The New • Landy, Derek, Skulduggery members of the Society may not Moon’s Arms (Grand Central Pleasant (HarperCollins) nominate their own books for any Publishing) • Rowling, J.K., The Harry Pot- of the awards, nor are books pub- • Kay, Guy Gavriel, ter series, consisting of Harry lished by the Mythopoeic Press (Roc) Potter and the Philosopher’s eligible for the awards. The My- • Valente, Catherynne M., Or- [Sorcerer’s] Stone thopoeic Society does not accept phan’s Tales , consisting of In (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter or review unsolicited manu- the Night Garden (Spectra) and the Chamber of Secrets scripts. and In the Cities of Coin and (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter Spice (Spectra) and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Wright, John C., Chronicles of (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter Chaos , consisting of Orphans and the Goblet of Fire 2008 of Chaos (Tor); Fugitives of (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter Chaos (Tor); and Titans of and the Order of the Phoenix Mythopoeic Chaos (Tor) (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Award The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (Bloomsbury); and Harry Pot- for Children’s Literature honors ter and the Deathly Hallows Nominees books for younger readers (from (Bloomsbury) “Young Adults” to picture books • Springer, Nancy, Dusssie for beginning readers), in the tradi- (Walker Books for Young Read- tion of The Hobbit or The Chroni- ers) • The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award cles of Narnia . Rules for eligibility Thompson, Kate, The New for Adult Literature is given to are otherwise the same as for the Policeman (HarperTeen) the fantasy novel, multi-volume Adult literature award. The ques- novel, or single-author story col- tion of which award a borderline lection for adults published dur- book is best suited for will be de- ing the previous year that best cided by consensus of the commit- exemplifies “the spirit of the Ink- tees. lings”. Books not selected as fi- nalists in the year after publica- tion are eligible for a second year. by Jef Murray Books from a series are

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The Mythopoeic Scholarship • Butler, Charles, Four British Award in Inklings Studies is Fantasists: Place and Culture given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, in the Children's Fantasies of C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Wil- Penelope Lively, , liams that make significant con- , and Complete tributions to Inklings scholarship. (Children's Lit- For this award, books first pub- erature Association & Scare- List of lished during the previous three crow Press, 2006) Mythopoeic years are eligible, including final- • O’Donoghue, Heather, From ists for previous years. to : The Re- Award • Burns, Marjorie, Perilous markable History of the Norse Winners Realms: Celtic and Norse in (I.B. Tauris, 2007) Tolkien's Middle-earth • Shippey, T.A., editor, The (University of Toronto Press, Shadow-Walkers: Jacob 2005) Grimm’s Mythology of the The years listed are those the • Flieger, Verlyn, Interrupted Monstrous (Arizona Center for award was presented. No awards Music: The Making of Medieval and Renaissance were made in unlisted year. Tolkien's Mythology (Kent Studies, 2005) State University Press, 2005) • Tuerk, Richard Carl, Oz in Mythopoeic Fantasy Award • Gilliver, Peter, Jeremy Mar- Perspective: The Magic and 1971 The Crystal Cave by shall, and Edmund Weiner, Myth of the L. Frank Baum Mary Stewart The Ring of Words: Tolkien Books (McFarland & Co., 1972 Red Moon and Black and the Oxford English Dic- 2007) Mountain by tionary (Oxford University • Williamson, Milly, The Lure of 1973 The Song of Rhiannon by Press, 2006) the Vampire: Gender, Fiction • Glyer, Diana Pavlac; appen- and Fandom from Bram Stoker 1974 The Hollow Hills by Mary dix by David Bratman, The to Buffy (Wallflower, 2006) Stewart Company They Keep: C.S. 1975 A Midsummer Tempest by Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community (Kent 1981 by J.R.R. State University Press, 2007) Tolkien • Rateliff, John D., The His- 1982 Little, Big by tory of the Hobbit, Part One, 1983 The Firelings by Carol Mr Baggins; Part Two, Re- Kendall turn to Bag-End 1984 When Voiha Wakes by Joy (HarperCollins, 2007) Chant 1985 Cards of Grief by Jane The Mythopoeic Scholarship Yolen Award in Myth and Fantasy 1986 by Barry Studies is given to scholarly Hughart books on other specific authors in 1987 The Folk of the Air by Peter the Inklings tradition, or to more Beagle general works on the genres of 1988 by Orson myth and fantasy. The period of Scott Card eligibility is three years, as for the 1989 Unicorn Mountain by Inklings Studies award.

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1990 The Stress of Her Regard by Joan K. Ostling; Charles 1998 Young Merlin trilogy W.S. Williams, A 1991 Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen (consisting of Passager , Hobby and Checklist by Lois Glenn Kushner Merlin ) by 1982 The Inklings by Humphrey 1999 of Derkholm by Carpenter Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Diana Wynne Jones 1983 Companion to Narnia by Adult Literature 2000 The Folk Keeper by Franny Paul F. Ford 1992A Woman of the Iron Billingsley 1984 The Road to Middle-earth People byEleanor 2001 Aria of the Sea by Dia Cal- by T.A. Shippey Arnason houn 1985 Reason and Imagination in 1993 Briar Rose by Jane Yolen 2002 The Ropemaker by Peter Dick- C.S. Lewis by Peter J. 1994 The Porcelain Dove by inson Schakel Delia Sherman 2003 Summerland by Michael 1986 Charles Williams, Poet of 1995 Something Rich and Chabon Theology by Glen Strange by Patricia A. 2004 The Hollow Kingdom by Cavaliero McKillip Clare B. Dunkle 1987 J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, 1996 by 2005 A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Morality and Religion by Pratchett Richard Purtill 1997 The Wood Wife by Terri 2006 The Bartimaeus Trilogy, 1988 C.S. Lewis by Joe R. Windling (consisting of The Amulet Christopher 1998 The Djinn in the 1989 The Return of the Shadow of Samarkand , The Nightingale's Eye by by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Golem's Eye , and A.S. Byatt Christopher Tolkien 1999 by Neil Ptolemy's Gate ) by 1990 by Gaiman and Charles Jonathan Stroud J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Vess 2007 Corbenic by Catherine Douglas A. Anderson Fisher 1991 Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Times by George Sayer Children’s Literature 1992 Word and Story in C.S. 1992Haroun and the Sea of Mythopoeic Scholarship Award Lewis edited by Peter J. Stories by Salman (Inklings Studies) Schakel and Charles A. Rushdie 1971 C.S. Kilby; Mary Huttar 1993Knight's by Debra McDermott Shideler 1993 Planets in Peril by David Doyle and James D. 1972 Walter Hooper C. Downing 1994 J.R.R. Macdonald 1973 Master of Middle-earth by Tolkien, A Descriptive 1994 The Kingdom of Kevin Paul H. Kocher Bibliography by Wayne G. Malone by Suzy McKee 1974 C.S. Lewis, Mere Hammond with the assis Charnas Christian by Kathryn tance of Douglas A. 1995 Owl in Love by Patrice Lindskoog Anderson Kindl 1975 C.S. Lewis: A Biography 1995 C.S. Lewis in Context by 1996 The Crown of Dalemark by Roger Lancelyn Green Doris T. Myers by Diana Wynne Jones and Walter Hooper 1996 J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and 1997 (Combined with Adult 1976 Tolkien Criticism by Rich Illustrator by Wayne G. Literature award) ard C. West; C.S. Lewis, Hammond and Christina An Annotated Checklist Scull by Joe R. Christopher and

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1997 The Rhetoric of Vision: Mythopoeic Scholarship Award 2006 National Dreams: The Essays on Charles (General Myth and Fantasy Remaking of Fairy Tales in Williams ed. by Charles Studies) Nineteenth-Century A. Huttar and Peter England by Jennifer Schakel 1992 The Victorian Fantasists Schacker 1998 A Question of Time: edited by Kath Filmer 2007 Gemstone of Paradise: The J.R.R. Tolkien’s Road to 1993 Strategies of Fantasy by Holy Grail in Wolfram’s Faërie by Verlyn Flieger Brian Attebery Parzival by G. Ronald 1999 C.S. Lewis: A 1994 Twentieth-Century Murphy, S.J. Companion and Guide Fantasists edited by Kath by Walter Hooper Filmer 2000 Roverandom by J.R.R. 1995 Old Tales and New Tolkien, edited by Truths: Charting the Christina Scull and Bright-Shadow World by Wayne G. Hammond James Roy King 2001 J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of 1996 From the Beast to the the Century by Tom Blonde by Marina Warner Shippey 1997 When Toys Come Alive by 2002 Tolkien's Legendarium: Lois Rostrow Kuznets Essays on theHistory of 1998 The Encyclopedia of Middle-earth , edited by Fantasy edited by John Verlyn Flieger and Carl Clute and F. Hostetter 1999 A Century of Welsh Myth 2003 and the Critics in Children's Literature by by J.R.R. Tolkien , edited Donna R. White by Michael D.C. Drout 2000 Strange and Secret Peoples: 2004 Tolkien and the Great Fairies and Victorian War: The Threshold of Consciousness by Carole Middle-earth by John G. Silver Garth 2001 King Arthur in America by 2005 War and the Works of Alan Lupack and Barbara J.R.R. Tolkien by Janet Tepa Lupack Brennan Croft 2002 The Owl, the Raven & the 2006 The Lord of the Rings: A Dove: The Religious Reader's Companion by Meaning of the Grimms' Wayne G. Hammond Magic Fairy Tales by G. and Christina Scull Ronald Murphy 2007 The J.R.R. Tolkien 2003 Fairytale in the Ancient Companion and Guide World by Graham by Christina Scull and Anderson Wayne G. Hammond 2004 The Myth of the American Superhero by John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett 2005 Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography by Stephen “Tree Goddess” Thomas Knight by Elyse Ryerson

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