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Washington University
Fantasy and Science Fiction Club
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Faculty Sponsor's Page]
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Official Student Club Page]

 

Members of the Wash U community are organizing a fantasy and science fiction club
for undergraduates, graduates, and professors! This club will have a Tolkien special
interest section.

Some possible club activities might include:

If you're interested, please email us at washufantasy-club@yahoo.com

We will send you updates on our progress.

Autumn 2003 Meetings:

First Meeting: Thursday, November 20, 8pm, Eads 116
Second Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 8pm, Eads 116
Third Meeting, Sunday, December 7, 7pm, Koenig Lounge
Fourth Meeting, Thursday, December 11, 8pm, Eads 116
Fifth Meeting, Thursday, December 18, 6pm, Eads 116

 

WashU Fantasy and Science Fiction Club
Announcements

 

The next meeting will be our Science Fiction Group meeting,
Saturday, March 20, 7:00pm,
Koenig TV Lounge.

All meetings are in Koenig Lounge, except the Cinema Group meetings,
generally in Nemerov Lounge, and special events, as indicated.

 

Schedule of Meetings

  • Science Fiction Group: Sat 2/7, 7:00, Star Trek vs. Enterprise, Kirk vs. Archer (video, discussion)
  • Fantasy Group: Sat 2/14, 7:00, General Discussion, Information for New Members
  • Fantasy Group: Sunday, 2/15, 2:00-3:00, January 110, "Celtic Themes in Fantasy
    and Science Fiction," Prof. P. Freeman, Guest Storyteller (Cosponsored by the
    Gaelic Culture Society)
  • Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon, Sunday 2/15, 3:00-11:00pm, January 110
  • Club Trip to see The Return of the King, Monday 2/16, 7:00pm (Esquire Theater)
  • Lecture on The Lord of the Rings by the SLU Tolkien Scholar, Keith Kelly:
    Tues 2/17, 7:00pm, Wohl Southeast Dining Room;
    "The Time That Is Given Us: Courage, Sacrifice, Success and Failure in The Lord of the Rings"
    (Cosponsors: Academic Success Committee, Liggett-Koenig Residential College)
  • Cinema Group: Sat 2/21, 7:00 Nemerov TV Lounge, Star Trek IV
  • Tolkien Group: Sat 2/28, 7:00, Songs and Poems of Middle-Earth (audiotape, discussion)
  • Science Fiction Group: Sat 3/6, 7:00, CANCELLED (due to Spring Break)
  • Science Fiction Group: Sat 3/20, 7:00, Topic TBA

 

Tolkien fans:

 

 

WashU Fantasy and Science Fiction Club
Minutes

 

Go to Minutes of the November 20 Meeting
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Agenda of the December 4 Meeting
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Minutes of the December 4 Meeting
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Agenda of the December 7 Meeting
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Minutes of the December 7 Meeting
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Agenda of the December 11 Meeting
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Minutes of the December 11 Meeting
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Agenda of the December 18 Meeting
Go to Minutes of the December 18 Meeting
Go to Agenda of the January 24 Meeting (Cinema Group)
Go to Minutes of the January 24 Meeting (Cinema Group)
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Agenda of the January 31 Meeting (Tolkien Group)
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Agenda or the February 7 Meeting (Science Fiction Group)
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Agenda of the February 14 Meeting (Fantasy Group)
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Agenda of the February 21 Meeting (Cinema Group)
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Agenda of the February 28 Meeting (Tolkien Group)

 

Get Your Elvish Name!

 

Are you a WashU or SLU student?
Would you like to have your name translated into Elvish? If so,
please contact
washufantasy-club@yahoo.com

 

 

WashU Fantasy and Science Fiction Club
Constitution

 

This is the first draft. Please send suggestions to washufantasy-club@yahoo.com

 

CONSTITUTION:
Washington University in St. Louis Fantasy
and Science Fiction Club

I. Purpose.

The purpose of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club shall be to provide the
Washington University community with an opportunity for science fiction and
fantasy enthusiasts to get together and discuss science fiction and fantasy
literature and culture and to educate Washington University's students and faculty
about science fiction and fantasy literature.

 

II. Membership

A. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Club is open to all, providing that at least one-half
of its members are full-time undergraduate students of Washington University.

B. Membership is acquired by attending a meeting, and may be maintained through
regular attendance.

C. No dues will be charged.

 

III. Officers

A. Officers shall be elected by members who have attended at least two meetings prior to
the one at which the election is to take place. Elections shall be held at the end of each
fall semester. A plurality is required to be elected to office.

B. Officers shall include:

1. President, whose duties shall include
a. Presiding over the meetings
b. Organizing the club agenda
c. Being responsible for equipment

2. Vice President, whose duties shall include:
a. Acting as President Pro-Tem
b. Acting as link to Student Union
c. Arranging for meeting space
d. Attending Student Group Council meetings

3. Treasurer, whose duties shall include:
a. Handling financial matter of the club
b. Attending Student Union Student Group Treasurer Orientation
c. Maintaining contact with the Student Union Treasurer

4. Secretary, whose duties shall include:
a. Keeping minutes

b. Checking the club's email account

c. Maintaining the club's webpage

d. Advertising

e. Keeping club records

C. Any member may request an impeachment vote. Impeachment requires a two-thirds
majority vote by members who have attended at least three meetings prior to the one
at which the vote is held.

 

IV. The Constitution

A. Any member may request a vote to amend the constitution an amendment requires a
two-thirds majority vote by members who have attended at least three meetings prior to the
one at which the vote is held.

B. A current copy of the constitution must be submitted to the Student Group Activities
Committee of Student Union at the beginning of each semester.

C. Any changes to the constitution must be submitted to Student Union through SGAC with
the original and the changed version.

 

V. The Fantasy and Science Fiction Club will not explicitly or implicitly advocate acts of cruelty
toward other individuals or groups, nor advocate the violation of any individual's civil rights.

 

 

Jerome Bauer's Tolkien, Fantasy,
and Science Fiction Study Courses

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies:
Middle-Earth and Bharata-Varsha"
=
CompLit 4705

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic"

ReSt 3391 "Karma and Rebirth"

 

Washington University Tolkien and
F&SF Study Courses (Non-Exhaustive List)

(This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome. Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

ELIT 346 [UC] Topics in English Literature: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Mythic and Literary Origins
of Middle Earth (Professor Fran Hooker)
(Last taught Spring 2004, --W---- 6:30 PM-9:00 PM)

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies:
Middle-Earth and Bharata-Varsha"
=
CompLit 4705

ReSt 323C From Epic, Saga, and Romance to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
=
CompLit 320C

E Lit 343 The Two Cultures: Literature and Science (Professor Steven Meyer)
[Last taught Autumn 2003]

 

Tolkien and F&SF Study
at Local Universities

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

St. Louis University

T. A. Shippey (author of J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century and many other works on Tolkien,
fantasy, and science fiction)

Keith Kelly (graduate student of, and assistant to, Prof. T. A. Shippey)

 

 

Tolkien and F&SF Links

(Neither I nor anyone else at Washington University necessarily endorse these websites).

(This page is under construction; recommendarions are welcome!)

 

Miscellaneous

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

Nebula Awards

Hugo Awards

World Fantasy Convention

World Fantasy Award

John W Campbell Memorial Award

Gandalf Award

World Science Fiction Society / World Science Fiction Convention

Arthur C Clarke Award

Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Archon (St Louis Science Fiction Convention)

Fanfiction.com (Amateur fiction posted by fans of science fiction and fantasy, etc.]

The Discreet Journal of Nori Goldschlager, Dwarfin
(Fan fiction written for my course, "
Middle-Earth and Bharata Varsha";
The Hobbit retold from a female point of view! Link posted by permission of the author]

Camille Bacon-Smith's ethnographic study of fan fiction as American folklore and popular myth

Dr. Camille Bacon-Smith's Homepage

Prof. T. A. Shippey's Homepage

New Directions in Folklore (On-line Journal)

Feminist Fantasy, Science Fiction and Utopia

EPGuide.com (TV Episode Guide)

Epguides.com (TV Episode Guide)

Whoosh! Episode Guide (TV Episodes)

efanzines.com

Anime Exploration Team: Washington University Anime Club

Bibliography of Science Fiction Utopias and Dystopias

Bibliography of Classical Utopias

 

J R R Tolkien Sites

The Encyclopedia of Arda

An Illustrated Biography of J R R Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings Officlal Movie Site

The Tolkien Society

J R R Tolkien in Oxford

The J R R Tolkien Information Page

The Tolkien Timeline

The Grey Havens

Tolkien Online: Lord of the Rings Source

Tolkien.co.uk

Writing With Elvish Fonts

 

C S Lewis Sites

The C S Lewis Foundation

The C S Lewis Institute

C S Lewis and the Inklings Resource Web Site

The Bible and C S Lewis

C S Lewis: 20th Century Christian Knight

Christian Apologetics: The C S Lewis Society

Into the Wardrobe: A Website Devoted to C S Lewis

Welcome to Narnia

Chronology of the Life of C S Lewis

C S Lewis and Public Life

C S Lewis Classics

The C S Lewis Study

C S Lewis Teacher Resource Page

Frequently Asked Questions (alt.books.cs-lewis)

 

Inklings Sites

C S Lewis and the Inklings Resource Web Site

J R R Tolkien in Oxford: All About the Inklings

The Inklings

Fantasy: The Inklings

Mythopoeic Society: A Beginner's Bibliography of the Inklings

The Inklings Site List

Christianity Today: Intro to the Inklings

The Inklings Webring

Owen Barfield World Wide Website

 

Bibliographic Resources:

J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
Shippey, T. A. 2000. London: Harper-Collins
PR6039.O34 Z8238 2000 Olin Level 2 Stacks

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
PN1992.95 .V554 Olin Level A Stacks
Washington University Library has: 1993, 1995, 1999.
Note: I have the 2002 edition in my office, Prince 210; you are welcome to use it!

The Gods Have Landed: New Religions From Other Worlds
Lewis, James R., ed. 1995. Albany: SUNY Press. ISBN 0-7914-2330-1 (pb : alk paper)
U526 .G63 1995 Olin Level B Stacks

From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural
Clark, Lynn Schofield. 2003. New York: Oxford University Press
[
Requested for the Washington University Library]

Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth
Bacon-Smith, Camille. 1992. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
HQ1233 B25 1992 Olin Level A Stacks
[Based on a PhD dissertation for the
Department of Folklore and Folklife,
University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences]

Science Fiction Culture
Bacon-Smith, Camille. 1999. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
PN3433.5 .B33 1999 Olin Level 2 Stacks

Folklore and Folklife Bibliographic Resources

 

 

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