Conférence : “A Common Environmental Vision in the Fantasy Literature of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis”

Jeudi 3 février, à 17.00 heures, le séminaire “Seeds of Literature”  (UPJV Amiens) accueillera Matthew Dickerson (Middlebury College, Vermont) pour une conférence (résumé ci-dessous)

On peut accéder au séminaire grâce au lien Zoom ci-dessous.

In 1930, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had a conversation about the 
importance of eating locally, and about what was being lost in the new 
agricultural economy of the industrialized west.  By the mid-1950s, 
when his major work The Lord of the Rings was going into print, 
Tolkien had used the phrase “militarized industrialized agriculture” 
in a deprecatory way. In this talk we will explore a few of the ways 
that both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had what might be called an 
“environmental vision”, with many shared elements including both 
practical outworkings and philosophical underpinnings. We will focus 
especially on the agrarian aspect of that, and what it has in common 
with some other writers better known for “environmental” writings, but 
we will also touch on other aspects such as their wilderness ethic.

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