This year marks the 40th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s death and, to celebrate it, Gruppo italiano di Studi Tolkieniani and Effatà publishing house (Turin) are bringing to life a new book project entitled Tolkien e i Classici (Tolkien and the Classics).
The book will be published in December 2014 in Italian in eBook form. Print-on-demand copies will be available as well.
What a fascinating project! What’s even more exciting is that Gruppo Italiano di Studi Tolkieniani invites Italian and foreign scholars to submit their proposals to be part of the book.
Candidates may freely propose their topic in the thematic field “Tolkien and the Classics”, however the Scientific Committee encourages in particular papers dealing with the following authors: Homer, Virgil, Chrétien de Troyes, Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Ludovico Ariosto, Torquato Tasso, Matteo Maria Boiardo, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Giacomo Leopardi, Giovanni Pascoli, Fëdor Dostojevski, Italo Calvino, Carlo Collodi, Walter Scott, Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad.
Essays will be written in Italian or English and will be maximum 15,000 characters long (blanks included). Please submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) and a very brief CV to the following email address within 31st December 2013: email@example.com.
December 31, 2013 isn’t far away, so if you’re interested in joining the project, you have about a month to do so.
Please visit the Studi Tolkieniani website to learn more about the project and its requirements..