Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar:



Oluo, Ijeoma. 2019. So You Want to Talk about Race. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.


The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone

Accessed June 30, 2021

Michigan State University, Native American Institute, “Guide to Land Acknowledgements”  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Governance Center, “A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgement”

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Land Digital  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Mills, Selena, “What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter?

Posted on Local Love on March 18, 2019

Accessed July 1, 2021

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Accessed June 30, 2021

The Tolkien Society

Accessed July 4, 2021

Socials: @TolkienSociety

The Tolkien Society- Oxonmoot 2021

Accessed July 5, 2021

Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021

Presentations discussed in this episode:

Saturday, July 3, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings

By Cordeliah Logsdon

Twitter: @cordeliah_g


The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in the Fantasy of J. R. R. Tolkien

By Clare Moore

Twitter: @claremoore914


“The Burnt Hand Teaches Most About Fire”: Applying Traumatic Stress and Ecological Frameworks to Narratives of Displacement and Resettlement Across Cultures in Tolkien’s Middle-earth

By V. Elizabeth King

Twitter: @VElizabeth_King


The Invisible Other: Tolkien’s Dwarf-Women and the ‘Feminine Lack’

By Dr. Sara Brown

Twitter: @AranelParmadil


Projecting Indian Myths, Culture and History onto Tolkien’s Worlds

By Sultana Raza



The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Identity, and Antiracism

By Nicholas Birns

Twitter: @nicholasbirns


The Problematic Perimeters of Elrond Half-elven and Ronald English-Catholic

By Kristine Larsen



Hearkening to the Other: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth

By Cami Agan



Sunday, July 4, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Pardoning Saruman?: The Queer in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

By Christopher Vaccaro



Desire of the Ring: An Indian Academic’s Adventures in her Quest for the Perilous Realm

By Sonali Chunodkar


Queer Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!

By Robin Reid



Hidden Visions: Iconographies of Alterity in Soviet Bloc Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings

By Joel Merriner

Twitter: @JoelMerriner


Questions of Caste in The Lord of the Rings and its Multiple Chinese Translations

By Eric Reinders



Stars Less Strange: An Analysis of Fanfiction and Representation within the Tolkien Fan Community

By Dawn Walls-Thumma

Twitter: @DawnFelagund



“Something Mighty Queer”: Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien

By Danna Petersen-Deeprose


Translation as a means of representation and diversity in Tolkien’s scholarship and fandom

By Martha Celis-Menzoda