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The Fall Of Gondolin (2018) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, Douglas Charles Kane Oct 2018

The Fall Of Gondolin (2018) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, Douglas Charles Kane

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Douglas Charles Kane of The Fall of Gondolin (2018) by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien


Index To The Journal Of Tolkien Research Volumes 1-5, Douglas A. Anderson Oct 2018

Index To The Journal Of Tolkien Research Volumes 1-5, Douglas A. Anderson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Index to The Journal of Tolkien Research Volumes 1-5


"Uncle Curro": J.R.R. Tolkien's Spanish Connection (2018) By José Manuel Ferrández Bru, Wayne G. Hammond &. Christina Scull Sep 2018

"Uncle Curro": J.R.R. Tolkien's Spanish Connection (2018) By José Manuel Ferrández Bru, Wayne G. Hammond &. Christina Scull

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, of "Uncle Curro: J.R.R. Tolkien's Spanish Connection (2018) by José Manuel Ferrández Bru


Tolkien And Alterity (2017) Ed. By Christopher Vaccaro And Yvette Kisor, Gergely Nagy Aug 2018

Tolkien And Alterity (2017) Ed. By Christopher Vaccaro And Yvette Kisor, Gergely Nagy

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Gergely Nagy of Tolkien and Alterity (2017), edited by Christopher Vaccaro and Yvette Kisor


Tolkien Among The Moderns (2015), Ed. By Ralph C. Wood, Robin A. Reid Dr. Jul 2018

Tolkien Among The Moderns (2015), Ed. By Ralph C. Wood, Robin A. Reid Dr.

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Robin Anne Reid of Tolkien Among the Moderns (2015) ed. by Ralph C. Wood


The Return Of The Ring (2016), Edited By Lynn Forest-Hill, Dennis Wilson Wise Jun 2018

The Return Of The Ring (2016), Edited By Lynn Forest-Hill, Dennis Wilson Wise

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review, by Dennis Wilson Wise, of The Return of the Ring (2 vols, 2016), ed. by Lynn Forest-Hill


Death And Immortality In Middle-Earth (2017) Edited By Daniel Helen, Amy Amendt-Raduege May 2018

Death And Immortality In Middle-Earth (2017) Edited By Daniel Helen, Amy Amendt-Raduege

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Amy Amendt-Raduege of Death and Immortality in Middle-earth (2017), edited by Daniel Helen


J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist And Poet (2017) By Julian Eilmann, John R. Holmes May 2018

J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist And Poet (2017) By Julian Eilmann, John R. Holmes

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review , by John R. Holmes, of J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist and Poet (2017) by Julian Eilmann


Building Imaginary Worlds (2012) By Mark J.P. Wolf And Revisiting Imaginary World (2016) Edited By Mark J.P. Wolf, Andrew Higgins May 2017

Building Imaginary Worlds (2012) By Mark J.P. Wolf And Revisiting Imaginary World (2016) Edited By Mark J.P. Wolf, Andrew Higgins

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of Building Imaginary Worlds (2012) by Mark J.P. Wolf and Revisiting Imaginary Worlds (2016), edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, reviewed by Andrew Higgins


Tolkien, Eucatastrophe, And The Re-Creation Of Medieval Legend, Jane Beal Phd Apr 2017

Tolkien, Eucatastrophe, And The Re-Creation Of Medieval Legend, Jane Beal Phd

Journal of Tolkien Research

Using comparative literary analysis, this essay examines three case studies from J.R.R. Tolkien’s oeuvre, in which Tolkien practiced eucatastrophic rewriting: his folk-tale, “Sellic Spell,” in which he re-creates the Old English poem Beowulf; his poem, “Princess Mee,” in which he re-envisions aspects of the myth of Narcissus and the Middle English dream vision poem, Pearl; and the character of Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings, in which he re-imagines the fate of Brynhild, a shield-maiden and valkyrie from Norse legend. In each case, Tolkien rewrites the original so that sorrow is transformed into happiness in Tolkien ...


Tolkien In The New Century: Essays In Honor Of Tom Shippey (2014), Edited By John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, And Robin Anne Reid, Gergely Nagy Mar 2017

Tolkien In The New Century: Essays In Honor Of Tom Shippey (2014), Edited By John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, And Robin Anne Reid, Gergely Nagy

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Gergely Nagy of Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (2014), edited by John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, Robin Anne Reic


Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016) Edited By Stephen W. Potts, Martin Simonson Mar 2017

Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016) Edited By Stephen W. Potts, Martin Simonson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Martin Simonson of Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016), edited by Stephen W. Potts


Representations Of Nature In Middle-Earth (2016), Edited By Martin Simonson, Deidre A. Dawson Mar 2017

Representations Of Nature In Middle-Earth (2016), Edited By Martin Simonson, Deidre A. Dawson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of Representations of Nature in Middle-earth (2016), edited by Martin Simonson


Laughter In Middle-Earth: Humour In And Around The Works Of J.R.R. Tolkien (2016) Edited By Thomas Honegger And Maureen F. Mann, John Wm. Houghton Mar 2017

Laughter In Middle-Earth: Humour In And Around The Works Of J.R.R. Tolkien (2016) Edited By Thomas Honegger And Maureen F. Mann, John Wm. Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of Laughter in Middle-earth (2016), edited by Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann


Approaches To Teaching Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings And Other Works (2015) Edited By Leslie A. Donovan, Kris Swank Feb 2017

Approaches To Teaching Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings And Other Works (2015) Edited By Leslie A. Donovan, Kris Swank

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and Other Works (2015), edited by Leslie A. Donovan


A Secret Vice (2016) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Dimitra Fimi And Andrew Higgins, Nelson Goering Jan 2017

A Secret Vice (2016) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Dimitra Fimi And Andrew Higgins, Nelson Goering

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Nelson Goering of A Secret Vice (2016) by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins


Parma Eldalamberon Xxii (2015), By J.R.R. Tolkien, Andrew Higgins Aug 2016

Parma Eldalamberon Xxii (2015), By J.R.R. Tolkien, Andrew Higgins

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review, by Andrew Higgins, of Parma Eldalamberon XXII (2015), by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Gilson and Arden R. Smith


The Story Of Kullervo (2015) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi May 2016

The Story Of Kullervo (2015) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book Review, by Dimitra Fimi, of The Story of Kullervo (2015) by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger


Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) By E.L. Risden, John Houghton Nov 2015

Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) By E.L. Risden, John Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) by E.L. Risden, book review


The Hobbit Party (2014) By Jonathan Witt And Jay W. Richards, John D. Rateliff Nov 2015

The Hobbit Party (2014) By Jonathan Witt And Jay W. Richards, John D. Rateliff

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book Review of The Hobbit Party (2014) by Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards


"The Hobbit" And Tolkien's Mythology (2014), Ed. Bradford Lee Eden, Thomas Honegger Oct 2015

"The Hobbit" And Tolkien's Mythology (2014), Ed. Bradford Lee Eden, Thomas Honegger

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of "The Hobbit" and Tolkien's Mythology (2014), ed. Bradford Lee Eden


Smith Of Wootton Major: Extended Edition (2015) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Verlyn Flieger, Douglas A. Anderson Sep 2015

Smith Of Wootton Major: Extended Edition (2015) By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Verlyn Flieger, Douglas A. Anderson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review of Smith of Wootton Major: Extended Edition (2015) by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger


Deep Roots In A Time Of Frost (2014) By Patrick Curry, Tom Shippey Jul 2015

Deep Roots In A Time Of Frost (2014) By Patrick Curry, Tom Shippey

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review.


Beowulf (2014), Translated By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, E.L. Risden Jun 2015

Beowulf (2014), Translated By J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, E.L. Risden

Journal of Tolkien Research

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell (2014), by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Book review by E.L. Risden.


The Body In Tolkien's Legendarium (2013) Ed. By Christopher Vaccaro, Helen Young May 2015

The Body In Tolkien's Legendarium (2013) Ed. By Christopher Vaccaro, Helen Young

Journal of Tolkien Research

The Body in Tolkien's Legendarium (2013) edited by Christopher Vaccaro. Book review by Helen Young.


Tolkien’S Poetry (2013), Edited By Julian Eilmann And Allan Turner, Andrew Higgins May 2015

Tolkien’S Poetry (2013), Edited By Julian Eilmann And Allan Turner, Andrew Higgins

Journal of Tolkien Research

Tolkien’s Poetry (2013), edited by Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner. Book review by Andrew Higgins.


J.R.R. Tolkien: The Forest And The City (2013), Edited By Helen Conrad-O’Briain And Gerard Hynes., Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley May 2015

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Forest And The City (2013), Edited By Helen Conrad-O’Briain And Gerard Hynes., Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley

Journal of Tolkien Research

J.R.R. Tolkien: the Forest and the City (2013), edited by Helen Conrad-O’Briain and Gerard Hynes. Book Review by Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley


Orphic Powers In J.R.R. Tolkien's Legend Of Beren And Lúthien, Jane Beal Phd Jan 2015

Orphic Powers In J.R.R. Tolkien's Legend Of Beren And Lúthien, Jane Beal Phd

Journal of Tolkien Research

In “Orphic Powers in Tolkien’s Legend of Beren and Lúthien,” I consider three interrelated strands that influenced the development of Tolkien’s most precious story: Tolkien’s own life experience, sources from classical mythology and medieval literature, and the hope inherent to the Christian faith, especially for resurrection and eternal life, as symbolized in the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. This study suggests that Tolkien’s relationship to his wife, Edith, inspires the legend and renders it a psychological allegory. Three Ovidian tales from classical mythology that were later re-told in medieval literature also influence it: the ...


Beauvoir For The Masses: Exploring Applications Of Her Philosophy In French Social Revolutions Of The 1960’S, Reille Acks Apr 2012

Beauvoir For The Masses: Exploring Applications Of Her Philosophy In French Social Revolutions Of The 1960’S, Reille Acks

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

My project examines the feminism and existentialism of Simone de Beauvoir as they intersect with the ideas of the French social movements of the1960’s, using the movement of May '68 as a primary example. Beauvoir's ideas were politically in tune with the leftist philosophy of the students and workers who organized widespread demonstrations throughout the spring of 1968 and brought the French economy to a standstill in May of that year. But I argue that her existentialist philosophy, foregrounding the necessity of each individual to create a self and to reject accepted social paradigms, reflects the demands made ...


Queer Neo-Mexicanism: Negotiating Mexican And Gay Identities In The Art Of Nahum B. Zenil And Julio Galán, Nicholas Derda Apr 2012

Queer Neo-Mexicanism: Negotiating Mexican And Gay Identities In The Art Of Nahum B. Zenil And Julio Galán, Nicholas Derda

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

The Mexican artists Nahum B. Zenil and Julio Galán have become the poster children for being gay and Mexican in contemporary art criticism. Critics have drawn comparisons between Zenil and Galán because of their thematic treatment of gay sexuality and Mexican nationalism. These comparisons, however, have often assumed that Zenil and Galán are representing a monolithic gay sexuality that is unaffected by their social class, their relationships to nationalism and Catholicism, and their views on the role of art in social activism. This paper aims to analyze specifically how Zenil and Galán represent two distinct gay identities, all the while ...