Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933202389
  • Publisher: West Virginia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

"And she named her own name" : being true to one's word in Tolkien's middle-earth 1
Richard C. West : a checklist 11
Parallel lives : the sons of Denethor and the sons of Telamon 15
The White City : The Lord of the Rings as an early medieval myth of the restoration of the Roman Empire 53
World creation as colonization : British imperialism in "Aldarion and Erendis" 75
"Tricksy lights" : literary and folkloric elements in Tolkien's passage of the dead marshes 93
Tolkien and modernism 113
Tolkien, King Alfred, and Boethius 131
A definitive identification of Tolkien's "Borgil" : an astronomical and literary approach 161
Love : "the gift of death" 171
Tolkien's imaginary nature : an analysis of the structure of middle-earth 197
Obituary : Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005) 217
Notes and documents
The birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien 225
J. R. R. Tolkien and W. Rhys Robert's "Gerald of Wales on the survival of Welsh" 230
Gilraen's Linnod : function, genre, prototype 235
Little Nell and Frodo the Halfling 245
Book reviews 249
Addenda and corrigenda to the 2001-2002 Tolkien Studies bibliography 288
The year's work in Tolkien studies 2001-2002 289
Bibliography (in English) for 2003 317
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