Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher, has received the 2014 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies.
The awards were announced at the Mythopoeic Society‘s annual Mythcon event, held this year in Norton, MA.
The Inklings Studies award is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship.
Source criticism—analysis of a writer’s source material—has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers’ appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.
Jason Fisher, ed., Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2011)