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Call for Abstracts
The Hobbit and Philosophy
Edited by Eric Bronson and Gregory Bassham
The Blackwell Philosophy and PopCulture Series
Please circulate and post widely
Apologies for Cross-posting
To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible and fun, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.
Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
Life as an adventure; comfort vs. risk; moral growth; ennoblement of the humble; unlikely heroes; hoarding and possessiveness; fantasy and escapism; providence and chance; good and evil; Gollum and selfhood; Bilbo’s virtues (courage, humility, loyalty, mercy, generosity, etc.); friendship and community; enchantment vs. technology; the â€˜bourgeois’ hobbit; riddles and philosophy; hobbits’ homespun wisdom; power and authority; Tolkien’s environmentalism; Tolkien’s view of war; gender/class/race in The Hobbit; religious themes in The Hobbit; self-identity of shape-shifters (Beorn); Daoist themes in The Hobbit; Gandalf and angels; the ethical and imaginative power of fairy tales.
1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and cv’s: April 15, 2008
2. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: August 15, 2008
3. Submission deadline for final papers October 15, 2008
Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to:
Gregory Bassham at email@example.com