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Abstract

Traces the mutual influences of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the letters he wrote to his children in the person of Father Christmas. Similar themes in Roverandom and The Book of Lost Tales are also discussed. She tracks the development of several motifs that appear throughout, like irascible wizards, playful elves, invented languages, impudent bears, and fireworks.

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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

Albuquerque, New Mexico • Friday, July 31 through Monday, August 3, 2020
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-51.htm

Mythcon Conference