Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages

Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages

by J. Chance
     
 

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This collection examines how J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to fashion a critique of the modern world that is postmodern in implication, subversive in nature, and oddly still traditionalist in motivation, in a way that is relevant to current debate over forging workable cross-cultural coalitions on pressing global problems.

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This collection examines how J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to fashion a critique of the modern world that is postmodern in implication, subversive in nature, and oddly still traditionalist in motivation, in a way that is relevant to current debate over forging workable cross-cultural coalitions on pressing global problems.

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"The reconsideration and further development of commentary on the disparate sources of, influences on, and analogues to LotR that I have summarized here make Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages a worthy addition to the canon of Tolkien scholarship." - W.A. Senior, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

"The outward appearance of this nicely designed volume spells 'quality' - and indeed, fair is not foul (though, as we all know, not all that is gold glitters . . .). The overall quality of the essays assembled in this collection is quite high and the two editors did a good job in dividing the fourteen papers into four parts - the medieval in postmodern Middle-earth, Middle-earth and Victorian medivalism, modern ideologies in Middle-earth, and visualizing medievalism in Middle-earth . . . To sum up: the collection is an interesting example of what happens when medievalists (most of them anyway) read modern theories and apply them to Tolkien's work." - Hither Shore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403969736
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Chance is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Chair and Professor of English, Rice University.

Alfred K. Siewers is Associate Professor of English Literature and Coordinator of the Nature and Human Communities, Bucknell University.

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