Oxonmoot 2020: a complement to my talk about the BnF Tolkien exhibition

This week-end, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020, the Tolkien Society is hosting their first online Oxonmoot. Much like the in-person version, it is a whirlwind of talks, workshops and occasions to engage in very deep or very light conversations with persons you’ve just met.

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L’autre « Silmarillion » illustré : Francis Mosley pour la Folio Society

Cet article est la traduction de ma communication intitulée « The other illustrated Silmarillion: Francis Mosley for the Folio Society », donnée lors du Tolkien Society Seminar le 4 juillet 2020. Vous pourrez retrouver la vidéo de mon intervention tout en bas de cet article.

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Francis Mosley and The Silmarillion – a talk in video

As I wrote about here, my paper was selected for the Tolkien Society Seminar 2020. The overall theme of the event was “Adapting Tolkien”, which could hardly be more fitting for my research. I took this opportunity to focus on a lesser-known illustrated book in my PhD corpus: The Silmarillion illustrated by Francis Mosley for the Folio Society in 1997.

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Tolkien2019, a long-expected report – Day Five

Even the best things have to end, and it was finally time for a last morning of conferences. I treated myself to a workshop in the first part of the morning, because talks on Tolkien and politics or religion, though interesting, would not help directly my thesis, before the last two talks.

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Tolkien2019, a long-expected report – Day Two

Day Two started at 9.00 with a missed opportunity: one of the talks I was most excited about (“Clothing in Tolkien’s world and what we can see through its historical analysis” by Ester Torredelforth) was scheduled in one of the smaller rooms and when I arrived it was already full to the brim. I took my frustration upstairs to the Dealers’ Room where I found a pristine copy of one of the last books I needed to buy for my thesis: Tales from the Perilous Realm illustrated by Alan Lee, a beautiful HarperCollins volume with pencil drawings throughout, some of them full-page.

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