A conference paper delivered at the virtual Tolkien at Kalamazoo Symposium (May 7, 2022) concerning the many examples of orphans in the line of Elrond Half-elven. Connections are drawn between these characters and Tolkien's childhood.
"Half-Elven and Half-Orphans: The Choices and Consequences of “Crossing Over”,"
Journal of Tolkien Research: Vol. 15:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol15/iss1/6