A MARVEL-ous Homecoming: Creating conlangs for Captain Marvel

10/10/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
William T Young Library
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Joseph Rhyne

Constructed languages have become a known quantity in media today: random gibberish no longer passes under the constant scrutiny and analysis of the internet. Fans expect a structured language. Even the phenomenon of Marvel movies are not immune to this: From the Dark Elf language in Thor: The Dark World to the lesser known languages like Torfan and Skrull in Captain Marvel, you can find conlangs throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But how are these languages made? University of Kentucky alumnus and conlanger Joseph Rhyne details the creative process behind the Torfan and Skrull languages and conlangs' impact on culture today.



5-6pm: Lecture (UKAA Auditorium)

6-7pm: Reception (Alumni Gallery)

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