Alexei Kondratiev Student Presentation Award, Mythcon 42. Begins by strongly questioning Tolkien’s own assertions about allegory, and draws on a wide range of theory and scholarship to show the subtle operation of a deep pattern of allegory in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings centered around imagery of readers and reading, thresholds and journeys.

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Online Winter Seminar

February 4-5, 2022 (Friday evening, Saturday all day)

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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

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