11 August 2019 Start
11 August 2019 End
9.00–11.00 am Time
United Kingdom Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ


Panel at Tolkien

Sunday, 11 August 2019

“Tolkien and the Classical World”, Panel for Tolkien 2019, will take place in Birmingham.

For more information on buying tickets and the complete event programme:


Williams, H. (Leiden University). Tolkien and the Classics: A Review.

Vuković, K. (Catholic University of Croatia). Classical Mythology in the Silmarillion: Recasting Greek and Roman epic.

Pezzini, G. (University of St Andrews). The Gods in Tolkien’s Epic.

Clare, R. (University of Liverpool). Tolkien’s Numenor and Classical Historiography.

Harrisson, J. (Newman University, Birmingham). Gondor: A Western Byzantium.

Additional Information

The edited volume Tolkien and the Classical World is set for release in Autumn 2020 by Walking Tree Publishers and features scholars from different academic backgrounds, including Classical Philology, Medieval Studies, Theology, and English Literature. The range of topics covers ancient epic, historiography, geographic/spatial studies, philosophy, religion, linguistics, and post-Classical legacies.