Fantasy in Central Europe: Context, Directions, and the Legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien

    International conference/Medzinárodná konferencia, 29–30. apríla 2022

    Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 897 8144 8273
    Passcode: 875850

    The conference is organized within the project VEGA 1/0594/20 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legacy and the Fantasy Genre in Central Europe

    Conference programme

    8:30-9:00 Registration and Opening

    Panel 1
    Chair: David L. Palatinus
    9:00-9:40 Gergely Nagy (Independent Scholar, Hungary): Reading Tolkien in Hungary
    9:40-10:20 Janka Kascakova (Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia): Early Reception of Tolkien’s Work in the Former Czechoslovakia
    10:20-11:00 Tereza Dědinová (Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic) (online): "Through darkness you have come to your hope": The dynamics of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work reception in the Czech context
    11:00-11:40 Jela Kehoe (Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia): Unknotting the Translation Knots in The Hobbit (A Diachronic Analysis of Slovak Translations from 1973 and 2002)

    12:00-13:30 Lunch

    Panel 2
    Chair: Janka Kascakova
    13:30-14:10 David L. Palatinus (Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia): From Niche to Mainstream? Screen Culture’s Impact on Contemporary Perceptions of Fantasy
    14:10-14:50 Nikolett Sipos (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary) (online): One Does Not Simply Teach Fantasy: How Students of English and American Studies View the Genre and Tolkien’s Legacy
    14:50-15:30 Martina Vránová (Brno University of Technology, the Czech Republic): Growing Up in Fantasy: Inspecting the Convergences of Young Adult Literature and Fantastic Fiction

    15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

    Panel 3
    Chair: Jela Kehoe
    16:00-16:40 Zénó Vernyik (Technical University of Liberec, the Czech Republic): Political Propaganda and the Perception of Reality in Martina Vránová’s Psohlavec (2018) and Arthur Koestler’s The Age of Longing (1951) and “The Chimeras” (1972)
    16:40-17:20 Michaela Marková (Technical University of Liberec, the Czech Republic) (online): Fantasy as a means of societal change: Fighting evil in Petra Hůlová’s Liščí oči (2021)
    17:20-18:00 Mónika Rusvai (University of Szeged, Hungary) (online): A Central European Counterpoint to the Western Dragon Narrative: The Dragon Lords in Csilla Kleinheincz’s Ólomerdő