I've encountered a problem while working on my paper for the second Popular Culture and the Deep Past conference later this month.
I wish I could say it was an unexpected problem, but that would be a liiie. . . I knew this was coming. Since my argument concerns meta-narratives, I'm looking far past The Lord of the Rings, and I have three documents of notes from ten books. And I'll have the usual fifteen minutes to present.
To be frank: length is not my friend when writing about J.R.R. Tolkien.