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Eä Tolkien Society Meeting Notes for May 21st, 2022

by Hawke published Jun 15, 2022 11:50 PM, last modified Jun 18, 2022 06:26 AM
Ea Tolkien Society Smial, an official chapter of the U.K. Tolkien Society. Monthly meeting notes.

Notes for May 21 meeting are below. Hawke will post these to the website, where the Jitsi and Youtube links will be for those wanting to join or watch. Please look up Owen Barfield and Dorothy Sayers before Saturday for the discussion of Tolkien's peers (his creative/social habitat).

**Special Note: Eä Tolkien Society next month will be on Saturday, July 30, and will feature a panel discussion including Signum University teacher Brenton Dickieson (blog .
Tolkienmoot special panel discussion will be "TOLKIENMOOT 2022 (July 30)

THEME: HOW DID NUMENOR FALL? exploring our own Earth-interest in the Atlantis legend; also the development of hubris, discontentment, and fate within Middle-Earth; with Sauron as Gift-twister and corruptor (cf. his appearance earlier to elves as Annatar)"... with a focus as well on the intersection of Lewis and Tolkien's Secondary Worlds.

Without further ado, follow link below for May notes:

May 21, 2022 Eä Tolkien Society Meeting

Attended: Hawke, Gary, Anthony, Brian

  1. Brian read April 2022 notes

    1. Roots and Branches available here:

  2. Amazon “Rings of Power Update”:

    1. Chris Kuperstein mentioned article

  3. LOTR in its time: juvenilia or serious reception

    1. Auden review of the Return of the Kings

  4. The Inklings

    1. Zalesky, Philip. The Fellowship of the Inklings.

      1. Hawke read from flyleaf and Ch. 1

      2. Hawke read key parts of ch. 10

        1. Charles Williams—charismatic friend, eccentric

        2. Reference to D&D core stats: charisma vs. comeliness

      3. Chris read ch. 12 of the Fellowship

      4. Other comments:

        1. More info on Williams and his relationship to Jsck and Tollers

  5. Brian will prepare a graphic on the literary circles Tolkien moved in, including the Inklings, Auden, TS Eliot, etc.

  6. Anthony read Letter 201

    1. discussion

  7. Tolkien Moot XVIII will be on Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 2022

  8. Next month Tolkien Society will be June 18, 2022 at Hawke’s house (101 N. Stone Street not ready yet).

  9. CONTEMPORARY AUTHOR FOCUS: For June, Owen Barfield and Dorothy Sayers. We will also read Letter 202. For July, C.S. Lewis; to coincide with the Tolkienmoot topic of “HOW DID NUMENOR FALL? exploring our own Earth-interest in the Atlantis legend”, along with parallels in Lewis and Tolkien’s work and how their secondary worlds may intersect. Special panel will include Signum University scholar Brenton Dickieson.

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