Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tolkien Studies Volume 7 (2010) goes to the printer!

Volume 7 of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review finally goes to the printer today, and I can release the table of contents. This is the largest volume ever, and I regret to say that some material planned for this volume didn't make it in.  A long book review got bumped to the next volume, and the Cumulative Index to volumes one through five will be available, for the time being, only through Project Muse, once volume 7 goes live (soon).  Subscribers to the hardcover volumes of Tolkien Studies should receive their copies sometime in August.

Tolkien Studies volume 7 (2010)


v   Editors’ Introduction

vii   Conventions and Abbreviations

1 "The Books of Lost Tales: Tolkien as Metafictionist" VLADIMIR BRLJAK

35 "Faërian Cyberdrama: When Fantasy becomes Virtual Reality" PÉTER KRISTÓF MAKAI

55 "Coleridge’s Definition of Imagination and Tolkien’s Definition(s) of Faery" MICHAEL MILBURN

67 " 'Strange and free' —On Some Aspects of the Nature of Elves and Men" THOMAS FORNET-PONSE

91 "Refining the Gold: Tolkien, The Battle of Maldon, and the Northern Theory of Courage" MARY R.  BOWMAN

117 "Fantasy, Escape, Recovery, and Consolation in Sir Orfeo: The Medieval Foundations of Tolkienian Fantasy" THOMAS HONEGGER

137 "Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings" SHERRYLYN BRANCHAW

147 "Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and His Concept of Native Language: Sindarin and British-Welsh" YOKO HEMMI

175 “ 'Monsterized Saracens,' Tolkien’s Haradrim, and Other Medieval 'Fantasy Products'  MARGARET SINEX

197 "Myth, Milky Way, and the Mysteries of Tolkien’s Morwinyon, Telumendil, and Anarríma" KRISTINE LARSEN

Notes and Documents

211 “ 'The Story of Kullervo' and Essays on Kalevala"  J.R.R. TOLKIEN  Transcribed and edited by Verlyn Flieger

279 "J.R.R. Tolkien and the Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Fairies"  JOHN GARTH

291 "Book Reviews" COMPILED BY DOUGLAS A. ANDERSON:  containing a review/essay by Tom Shippey on JRRT"s The Lay of Sigurd and Gudrun;  John Garth on JRRT's Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets Part 2 [Parma Eldalamberon XVIII];  John D. Rateliff on The Hobbitonian Anthology of Articles on J.R.R. Tolkien and His Legendarium by Mark T. Hooker; Arden R. Smith on Languages, Myths and History: An Introduction to the Linguistic and Literary Background of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fiction by Elizabeth Solopova; John D. Rateliff on Tolkien’s View: Windows into His World, by J. S. Ryan; and "Book Notes" by Douglas A. Anderson

347 "The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies 2007"  DAVID BRATMAN


399  "Notes on Contributors"

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