Omentielva Quainea - Call for Papers

For Omentielva Quainea we call for scholarly papers on all aspects of any or all of Tolkien's invented languages, in any or all of their conceptual stages.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the tenth volume of Arda Philology, meant to appear in 2025 (although the publication currently has a backlog).

To propose a paper, send an abstract to Beregond, Anders Stenström, the Omentielva Secretary. Do not make the abstract too short; a couple of hundred words will normally be needed (but it of course depends on the complexity of your subject). You do not need to have your conclusions all worked out in the proposal, but delineate how you intend to reach them. Append a short presentation of yourself (four lines or less). Specify which sources you will rely on, and whether you will discuss any previous studies.

We expect the presentation of a paper to take 40 minutes. But we aim at a single-thread programme, and so can accommodate papers of varying length. Please specify how long you expect to speak, and any technical equipment you need. Be prepared for questions and discussion at the end of your presentation.

Copyright or similar considerations may apply. For publication, you have to provide a copy of your paper in which all quotation is highlighted and the source given.

Append a short presentation of yourself (four lines or less).

If you wish to submit a paper but can not attend the conference, we can include a few presentations over Zoom. You may also send a paper to be read and discussed. In the latter case, state any directions or preferences you may have for the presentation.