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University of New Mexico Hobbit Society To Host FREE Panel


The Hobbit: Observations on the relationships between Tolkien’s book and Jackson’s films

A Panel Presentation by

Janet Brennan Croft, Rutgers University
Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State University
David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University
Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M University–Commerce

Wednesday, February 11, 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of New Mexico, in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)

Tolkien studies and popular culture scholars will discuss the ways in which Peter Jackson’s recently completed film trilogy of The Hobbit relates to, adapts, builds upon, and even substantially diverges from J.R.R. Tolkien’s original work of children’s fiction. Among other topics, panelists will share observations on the film’s inclusion of material from Tolkien’s appendices, the addition of the character Tauriel, treatment of maps and astronomical events, the process of working as a scholar on the film and game scripts as well as background on the history of the rights to the story.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the UNM Hobbit society website at unm.edu/~tolkien.

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