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Mapping Mordor

  • 15th Tolkien in Vermont conference at UVM 85 S Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05405 USA (map)

This paper’s full title is:

Mapping Mordor: Normalizing Tolkien’s maps as the first step in examining his worldbuilding method of construction-by-revision; or, Yet further confirmation (as if we needed it) that Tolkien had no master plan, did not “first make a map and make the narrative agree,” and, in fact, never did produce a map that exactly portrays what’s described in The Lord of the Rings

Earlier Event: May 10
The River Swanfleet
Later Event: May 9
The Tolkien Art Index