Call for Papers: 5th International Tolkien Conference in Hungary

It is great to see that J.R.R. Tolkien is finally coming into his own – not only as one of the most popular authors of all times but also as a subject of serious research. The Hungarian Tolkien Society is one of the groups leading the fray and has invited scholars to submit papers for their 2015 conference in Budapest.

From the Call of Papers:

J. R. R. Tolkien: Individual, Community, Society

The chief focus of the upcoming 5th International Tolkien Conference is the social aspect  of  Tolkien’s  oeuvre,  especially  the  role  of  the  individual  in  the  community. Researchers  are  encouraged  to  explore  the  topic  in  light  of  its  literary  and  cultural implications,  as  well  as  to  discuss  in  a  philosophical-theological  or  literary  context  the ethical  dimensions  of  the  societies  depicted  in  Tolkien’s  works.

Papers  more  loosely connected  to  the  main  subject  are  also  welcome.  We  wish  to  reach  and  involve  in  the expanding  field  of  Tolkien  Studies  more  and  more  university  students,  professors  and researchers both in Hungary and abroad.

Presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes. Please send a 250-300-word-long  abstract  of  your  talk  not  later  than  February  22,  2015  to  the  e-mail  address konferencia(at)tolkien(dot)hu.

For more information visit the website of the conference’s CfP.

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.