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Tolkien Studies
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ISSN (Print) 1547-3155 - ISSN (Online) 1547-3163
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  • Editors' Introduction
    • Abstract: This is the 14th issue of Tolkien Studies, the first refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As editors, our goal is to publish excellent scholarship on Tolkien as well as to gather useful research information, reviews, notes, documents, and bibliographical material.All articles have been subject to anonymous, external review as well as receiving a positive judgment by the Editors. In the cases of articles by individuals associated with the journal in any way, each article had to receive at least two positive evaluations from two different outside reviewers. Reviewer comments were anonymously conveyed to the authors of the articles. The Editors agreed to be bound by ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Acknowledgments
    • Abstract: The Editors would like to thank Wheaton College, Norton, MA and Wheaton Research Partners for their support. Thanks also to Rowan Lowell, Paula Smith-MacDonald, Vaughn Howland, Raquel D'Oyen, and Berni Phillips, and also to West Virginia University Press, Derek Krissoff, Than Saffel, and Jason Gosnell.Finally, we acknowledge a special debt of gratitude to our anonymous, outside reviewers who with their collegial service contribute so much to Tolkien ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Memoriam
    • Abstract: Tolkien Studies notes the passing of Richard L(awrence) Purtill (1931–2016), who died on December 4, 2016. A professor of philosophy at Western Washington University who made important contributions to Tolkien and C. S. Lewis studies, he was born on March 13, 1931, and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1965. Like Tolkien, he was a Catholic convert. His Lord of the Elves and Eldils: Fantasy and Philosophy in C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (Zondervan, 1974; rev. ed., Ignatius Press, 2006) was a parallel consideration of theological issues in the works of the two authors, including one of the first clear scholarly demonstrations that The Lord of the Rings was a story with a deep-set ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conventions and Abbreviations
    • Abstract: Because there are so many editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, citations will be by book and chapter as well as by page-number (referenced to the editions listed below). Thus a citation from The Fellowship of the Ring, book two, chapter four, page 318 is written (FR, II, iv, 318). References to the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings are abbreviated by Appendix, Section and subsection, so subsection iii of section I of Appendix A is written (RK, Appendix A, I, iii, 321). The Silmarillion indicates the body of stories and poems developed over many years by Tolkien; The Silmarillion indicates the volume first published in 1977.The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun together with the Corrigan Poems. (Poem first ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Mystical Philology of J.R.R. Tolkien and Sir Israel Gollancz: Monsters
           and Critics
    • Abstract: One of Tolkien's best known works of non-fiction (familiar to readers of his fiction and students of Old English alike) is the lecture which he gave on 25 November 1936 to the British Academy: "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics."1 It was a brilliant, assured performance in which Tolkien gave considerable license to his own imaginative engagement with the poem, and to his wit. Though its influence has recently been reassessed, it may still fairly be said that it effected a bouleversement in academic study of the Old English epic."The Monsters and the Critics" was one in a series of lectures by various speakers, given biennially in honor of the British Academy's founding Secretary, Sir Israel Gollancz. A senior ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • His Breath Was Taken Away: Tolkien, Barfield and Elvish Diction
    • Abstract: We all recall the scene in The Hobbit where Bilbo steals into the lair of the dragon and sees Smaug lying asleep on his treasure. Of his reaction we are told:To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful (H, xii, 221).In this paper I will examine what this remark implies about Elves and Men in the context of J.R.R. Tolkien's private mythology and how it may relate to the evolution of his invented languages. To begin with we have his own comments on this passage.To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Could Gollum Be Singing a Sonnet': The Poetic Project of The Lord of
           the Rings
    • Abstract: The Lord of the Rings is, in many ways, a manifesto: an argument for the value of old things. J.R.R. Tolkien, in his Middle-earth writings, is making a claim for the worth of old myths and legends, re-forged into new and exciting forms (Shippey, Road 181–82; Kraus 146; Chance and Siewers 2; Nagy 30). Old values, too, are recuperated and resurrected in the books—honor, valor, friendship, loyalty, tradition; though they are interwoven with a post-WWI awareness that other values—mercy, humility, pacifism, ordinariness—are equally important. Tolkien's endeavor, in large part, was to show that themes, values, and stories which had fallen out of fashion were still exciting and worthwhile. In this article, I will argue ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien's Portrayal of Nature: Foreshadowing
           Anti-speciesism
    • Abstract: Some recent scholarship on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien has focused on his attitudes towards the natural world. The memorable character Treebeard and the peaceful pastoral hobbit culture in the Shire are given much attention in establishing Tolkien as an eco-writer. Scholarly interest in environmental themes within his works is justified by Tolkien's declared intention to "take the part of trees as against all their enemies" (Letters 419). Tolkien's appreciation of trees permeated his writing and his daily life. He lamented the effects of industry, and proudly offered that he was "(obviously) much in love with plants and above all trees" and found "human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill-treatment ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur: Creation from Literary Criticism
    • Abstract: For decades prior to its publication in 2013, The Fall of Arthur held a privileged position among Tolkien enthusiasts as one of his most eagerly anticipated unpublished works. Knowledge of its existence had been disseminated primarily through Humphrey Carpenter's J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography (1977). Because he was granted unrestricted access to Tolkien's private papers, Carpenter was able to read the poem well in advance of the general public and compose a short description that summarized its content, situated its composition in the early 1930s, and identified some of its more striking features. Carpenter stirred up considerable interest in the work with the observation that "it is one of the few pieces of writing ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Visualizing the Word: Tolkien as Artist and Writer
    • Abstract: J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a writer but also a visual artist. Early assessments by Priscilla Tolkien and John Ellison outlined some of the distinctive features of Tolkien's artwork,1 which has now been made more widely available to readers and viewers in three collections by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull: J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator provides an overview of his lifelong activities in drawing, painting, calligraphy, and design, and The Art of The Hobbit and The Art of The Lord of the Rings allow a glimpse into the drafting of both of those manuscripts. These volumes, largely descriptive and biographical, provide the groundwork for further studies of Tolkien's art and his influences. Michael Organ, for ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Akin to my own Inspiration": Mary Fairburn and the Art of Middle-earth
    • Abstract: From soon after The Lord of the Rings was published, J.R.R. Tolkien started receiving in the mail pictures, music, play-scripts, even movie treatments, from talented admirers, both professional and amateur.1 Indeed, one of the many remarkable characteristics of the book is its almost unique power to inspire readers with creative enthusiasm and, for those with the artistic skills, to augment and contribute to its vision. In April 1956, Tolkien wrote to his publisher that he was being "honoured/or pestered by would-be illustrators" (C&G 1:490). Despite the tetchiness of his tone in the letter—which was mainly due to the sheer volume of such requests and the attention he felt obliged to give them—he was clearly ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Notes and Documents A Note on the Sindarin Translation of the Name Daisy
    • Abstract: The answer to this riddle from The Hobbit is "sun on the daisies." The "eye in a blue face" refers to the sun in the blue sky, while the "eye in a green face" is a flower in a field. But although Gollum's answer seems obvious, in retrospect the choice of "daisy" out of all the possible flowers in the world reveals surprising insights about Tolkien's thought processes and inspirations.The riddle, as Yvette Kisor points out, depends on the etymology of the word "daisy" (Kisor, 569–70), which, as Douglas Anderson notes (H, v, 122, n. 16), is derived from Old English "dœġes ēaġe, 'day's eye'; so named from its covering the yellow disk in the evening and disclosing it in the morning" (Onions 242).1 The word "daisy"2 is ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Notes and Documents Stolen Pears, Unripe Apples: The Misuse of Fruits as a
           Symbol of Original Sin in Tolkien's "The New Shadow" and Augustine of
           Hippo's Confessions
    • Abstract: "The New Shadow," a brief text by J.R.R. Tolkien (Peoples 409–21), was meant as the beginning of a sequel to his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. Even though it is only a fragment of the story he had in mind, just a few pages long, it surprisingly received more than one revision before being finally abandoned. About the text, Tolkien said:I did begin a story placed about 100 years after the Downfall, but it proved both sinister and depressing. Since we are dealing with Men, it is inevitable that we should be concerned with the most regrettable feature of their nature: their quick satiety with good. So that the people of Gondor in times of peace, justice and prosperity, would become discontented and restless—while ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages by J.R.R. Tolkien (review)
    • Abstract: As revealed by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, J.R.R. Tolkien presented the essay entitled "A Secret Vice" to the Johnson Society at Pembroke College, Oxford, at 9 p.m. on 29 November 1931 (xxxi). The time, date, and audience of the talk are among the various new details, previously unknown to Tolkien scholarship, that Fimi and Higgins have discovered in the course of researching this new, expanded edition of Tolkien's important essay on the "secret vice" of language invention.Entitled "A Hobby for the Home" in the original manuscript, the essay first appeared in print in 1983, edited by Christopher Tolkien and published in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays. Those who have read Christopher Tolkien's ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by J.R.R. Tolkien, and: The Lay of Aotrou and
           Itroun by J.R.R. Tolkien (review)
    • Abstract: Writing about The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun in 2011, Carl Phelpstead observed: "The poem has never been reprinted, making it now one of Tolkien's least easily obtainable published writings" (89). In that he was right—and wrong. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun was originally published in The Welsh Review in 1945, a Welsh periodical edited by Tolkien's friend Professor Gwyn Jones. It did not become widely available to Tolkien readers and scholars until Verlyn Flieger's official 2016 edition. But it had been reprinted once before Phelpstead wrote: in a little-known bilingual Serbian-English edition published in 2002, revised and expanded in a second edition in 2015. This review will address both reprints, focusing on the ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Feanorian Alphabet, Part 1; Quenya Verb Structure by J.R.R. Tolkien
           (review)
    • Abstract: The latest volume of Parma Eldalamberon focuses largely on linguistic materials produced by Tolkien during the enormously creative decade-and-a-half span of c. 1936–1951, the same period which saw significant elaboration of the 'Quenta Silmarillion' (Lost Road 199–338), the writing of The Lord of the Rings, and an energetic return to the matter of the Elder Days (WJ vii). Many of the documents published in Parma since volume 18 make it clear that Tolkien's creative linguistics somewhat paralleled his literary work on the Silmarillion (in its broad sense), with the periods both just before and just after The Lord of the Rings being particularly fruitful (though language invention, evidently to a greater degree than ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works ed.
           by Leslie A. Donovan (review)
    • Abstract: Over the years, I've relied upon several volumes in the Modern Language Association's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. Each one has proven to be an essential aid in the classroom. In addition, I've admired Leslie A. Donovan's work as a scholar and teacher for more than two decades. And yet, nothing prepared me for Donovan's Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works. This book is a stellar accomplishment.There are more than 100 titles in the Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. Each one has a clear goal: to provide a comprehensive resource to help teachers cover a significant book in their classrooms. An effort is made to include every kind of teaching ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
           eds. Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann (review)
    • Abstract: Humor in Tolkien's work is a vexing subject, particularly to those who think there isn't any. While his negative critics will allow that his work contains "some whimsical jokes" (Moorcock 107), even the more positive observers frequently comment, with overtones of disapproval, on Tolkien's lack of the pervasive irony of Modernist literature (for examples, see Curry 379–80). All that this means, of course, is that Tolkien is not a canonical Modernist writer; and, as Patrick Curry notes, while Tolkien is never ironic about his fiction, which is what Modernism expects its irony to be, "ironies abound within The Lord of the Rings, of course, not least that it turns out to be not Frodo or Sam who finally destroy the ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2014
    • Abstract: Ecocriticism and philosophy were the growth fields in Tolkien studies for 2014. Studies of nature and the environment as depicted in Tolkien's work had appeared before—Ents, Elves, and Eriador by Mathew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans (2006) and The Ecological Augury in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Liam Campbell (2011) were the major contributions to this topic—but this was the year the flowers bloomed. Besides an entire collection of papers in Hither Shore 11 (2014, though not released until 2015), the yearbook of the Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft, under the title "Nature and Landscape in Tolkien," there were enough other books and papers on the subject to warrant a separate section in this survey, and subsequent ... Read More
      Keywords: Purtill, Richard L.,; Tolkien, J. R. R.; Gollancz, Israel,; Barfield, Owen,; Gawain; Arthur,
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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