Examines the evidence in Tolkien’s writings to construct a history of the Shire as a social and political entity. Considers this another example of Tolkien’s ability to imbue his Secondary World with a feeling of reality.
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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