The Hobbit

10th annual Tolkien in Vermont conference at UVM

April 5 – 7, 2013

Hobbit Society: A Speculation

Martha Monsson • independent scholar

Anachronisms in Farmer Giles of Ham

Jamie Williamson • Senior Lecturer of English • University of Vermont

Syzygy, Being alignment of astronomical bodies, (most especially the sun, earth, and moon); a prime example being Durin’s Day in The Hobbit

Dr. Kristine Larsen • Professor of Physics and Astronomy • Central Connecticut State University

Are Dwarves Not Heroes?

Merlin DeTardo • author • The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies ’08 –

Reflections on Physicality in The Hobbit

Dr. Chris Vaccaro • Senior Lecturer • University of Vermont

Sunday Springle-ring 2013

Organized and hosted by the Tolkien Club of UVM