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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 III

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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: 9781938228513
  • Publisher: West Virginia University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 554 KB

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

Ross Smith: Fitting Sense to Sound: Linguistic Aesthetics and Phonosemantics in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien
Maria Prozesky: The Text Tale of Frodo the Nine-fingered: Residual Oral Patterning in The Lord of the Rings
Amy M. Amendt-Raduege: Dream Visions in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Gergely Nagy: The ‘Lost’ Subject of Middle-earth: The Constitution of the Subject in the Figure of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings
Martin Simonson: Three is Company: Novel, Fairy Tale, and Romance on the Journey through the Shire
Richard W. Fehrenbacher: Beowulf as Fairy-story: Enchanting the Elegiac in The Two Towers
James Obertino: Barbarians and Imperialism in Tacitus and The Lord of the Rings
Karen Wynn Fonstad: Writing 'TO' the Map
Douglas A. Anderson: R. W. Chambers and The Hobbit
Michael D. C. Drout: A Spliced Old English Quotation in "Beowulf": The Monsters and the Critics
James I. McNelis III: "The tree took me up from the ground and carried me off": A Source for Tolkien's Ents in Ludvig Holberg's Journey of Niels Klim to the World Underground
Book Reviews, Compiled by Douglas A. Anderson
David Bratman: The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies
Marcel Bülles, Michael D.C. Drout, and Rebecca Epstein: Bibliography for 2004
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