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    Vidya Moksha
    Vidya Moksha

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    Post  Vidya Moksha Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:38 am

    The War for Middle Earth rages on, into the Fifth Age... The Age of the Woke.

    The Society Of Tolkien Launches Counter-Programming In Response To The Tolkien Society’s “Tolkien And Diversity” Seminar

    on the woke side, the call to Arms :

    Representation in Tolkien’s works (race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, religion, age etc.)
    Tolkien’s approach to colonialism and post-colonialism
    Adaptations of Tolkien’s works
    Diversity and representation in Tolkien academia and readership
    Identity within Tolkien’s works
    Alterity in Tolkien’s works

    Produced the following battle plan:

    Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings
    The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in the Fantasy of J. R. R. Tolkien
    “The Burnt Hand Teaches Most About Fire”: Applying Traumatic Stress and Ecological Frameworks to Narratives of Displacement and Resettlement Across Cultures in Tolkien’s Middle-earth
    The Invisible Other: Tolkien’s Dwarf-Women and the ‘Feminine Lack’
    Projecting Indian Myths, Culture and History onto Tolkien’s Worlds
    The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Identity, and Antiracism
    The Problematic Perimeters of Elrond Half-elven and Ronald English-Catholic
    Hearkening to the Other: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
    Pardoning Saruman?: The Queer in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
    Desire of the Ring: An Indian Academic’s Adventures in her Quest for the Perilous Realm
    Queer Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!
    Hidden Visions: Iconographies of Alterity in Soviet Bloc Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings
    Questions of Caste in The Lord of the Rings and its Multiple Chinese Translations
    Stars Less Strange: An Analysis of Fanfiction and Representation within the Tolkien Fan Community
    “Something Mighty Queer”: Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien
    Translation as a means of representation and diversity in Tolkien’s scholarship and fandom

    Lined up in Opposition, we have:
    Analysis of characters, situations, and linguistics in the books
    Military doctrine and tactics portrayed in the books or movies
    Themes, lessons, and allegories drawn from or used by Tolkien
    Works influenced by Tolkien’s writing
    Works which influenced Tolkien’s writing
    Middle Earth history

    Banned topics are:
    topics that will not be discussed during the seminar.

    They include:

    Concepts not included in Tolkien’s writing
    The Black Speech of Mordor
    General foolishness

    ... and on the subject of foolishness, I will leave it there. I never knew 'Alterity' was a word, until today..

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