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Plenary Address - Walter Judd

Judd, Walter [1], Judd, Graham [2].

Flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth.

Many readers of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings believe that the events of these books occur in an imaginary world and thus have no connection with the world around us. However, J. R. R. Tolkien sought to correct this misconception, stating that Middle-earth "is just the use of Middle English middle-erde (or erthe)...the name for the inhabited lands of Men 'between the seas.'" His writings should not be considered escapist, but instead are meant to reconnect us to the world in which we live - including the landscapes of our natural environment - and especially plants! In Tolkien's legendarium, plants are the primary concern of Yavanna Kement

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1 - University Of Florida, Department Of Biology, 220 Bartram Hall, PO Box 118525, Gainesville, FL, 32611, United States
2 - Augsburg College, 100 Richmond St. E, South St. Paul, MN, 55075

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Presentation Type: Special Presentation
Session: S1, Plenary Lecture
Location: 102/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Number: S1001
Abstract ID:445
Candidate for Awards:None

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