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Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review presents the growing body of critical commentary and scholarship on both J. R. R. Tolkien's voluminous fiction and his academic work in literary and linguistic fields.
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Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, Volume V

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Overview

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review presents the growing body of critical commentary and scholarship on both J. R. R. Tolkien's voluminous fiction and his academic work in literary and linguistic fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938228551
  • Publisher: West Virginia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas A. Anderson is an independent scholar whose first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised enlarged 2002). He helped correct the text of The Lord of the Rings in both the American and British editions, and these versions contain his introductory “Note on the Text.” He is also the lesser co-author (with Wayne G. Hammond) of J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1993).  He has edited is a reissue of E. A. Wyke-Smith’s The Marvellous Land of Snergs (1996), a children’s book originally published in 1927 that provided the impetus of Tolkien’s children’s book The Hobbit. His anthologies include Tales Before Tolkien (2003), H. P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales (2005), and Tales Before Narnia (2008). With Verlyn Flieger, he co-edited Tolkien On Fairy-stories (2008).Michael D. C. Drout is the Prentice Professor and Chair of English at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, specializing in Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature, science fiction, and fantasy, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin. He is best known for his studies of Tolkien's scholarly work on Beowulf and the precursors and textual evolution of the essay Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics, published as Beowulf and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien (2002), which won the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship in Inklings Studies, 2003.

Verlyn Flieger is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland, where she specialized in Mythology and Folklore. Among her publications are A Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie (1997), Splintered Light, Logos, and Language in Tolkien’s World (2002), and Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien’s Mythology (2005). With Douglas A. Anderson she edited Tolkien’s On Fairy-stories (2008).

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Table of Contents

Brian Rosebury: Revenge and Moral Judgement in Tolkien
Douglas A. Anderson: Rosebury on Tolkien: A Checklist
Carl Phelpstead: "With chunks of poetry in between": The Lord of the Rings and Saga Poetics
Corey Olsen: The Myth of the Ent and the Entwife
James G. Davis: Showing Saruman as Faber: Tolkien and Peter Jackson
Lynn Forest-Hill: Boromir, Byrhtnoth, and Bayard: Finding a Language for Grief in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Jason Fisher: Three Rings For Whom Exactly? Justifying the Disposition of the Three Elven Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien: Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Reeve's Tale
Ross Smith: Steiner on Tolkien
George Steiner, trans. Ross Smith: Tolkien, Oxford's Eccentric Don
Book Reviews, compiled by Douglas A. Anderson
Michael D.C. Drout, Jason Rea, Rebecca Epstein, and Lauren Provost: Bibliography (in English) for 2006
 
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