Hosted online, the Tolkien Society 2020 seminar sought to explore how J.R.R. Tolkien's legacy partly relies on the continued adaption of his works, characters, and languages. It offered insights into a range of artistic adaptions and evaluated how the tangible result expands the Tolkien fanbase and readership while cultivating a love and appreciation of Tolkien through the adaptor's creative vision. It further examined the ways in which Tolkien's creations have been interwoven into the very fabric of our primary world.
His words no longer simply exist on the page, they are transformed in our minds and are cast out into the stars. They inspire new universes and invite fresh interpretations from across the globe.
Published under the auspices of the Society's Peter Roe Memorial Fund, this proceedings features a collection of six papers delivered at the Tolkien Society 2020 Online seminar.