Examines Tolkien’s shorter fiction as representations of what he calls in “On Fairy-stories” the three faces of fairy-stories: “the Mystical towards the Supernatural” (“Leaf by Niggle”); “The Magical towards Nature” (Smith of Wootton Major); and “the Mirror of scorn and pity towards man” (Farmer Giles of Ham).
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Online Winter Seminar
February 4-5, 2022 (Friday evening, Saturday all day)
Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022