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Contents of “Tolkien Studies” volume 13 announced
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The editors of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review have announced the expected contents of volume 13.

It is due to be published later this year in softcover and on Project MUSE


  • Simon Cook, “The Cauldron at the Outer Edge: Tolkien on the Oldest English Fairy Tales”
  • Paul Acker, “Tolkien’s Sellic Spell: A Beowulfian Fairy Tale”
  • John D. Rateliff, “‘That Seems To Me Fatal’: Pagan and Christian in The Fall of Arthur
  • T.S. Sudell, “The Alliterative Verse of The Fall of Arthur
  • Dennis Wilson Wise, “Book of the Lost Narrator: Re-Reading the 1977 Silmarillion as a Unified Text”
  • Jeremy Painter, “‘A Honeycomb Gathered from Different Flowers’: Tolkien-the-Compiler’s Middle-earth ‘Sources’ in The Lord of the Rings
  • Michael Potts, “‘Evening-Lands’: Spenglerian Tropes in The Lord of the Rings
  • Matthew M. DeForrest, “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Irish Question”

Book Reviews

  • In the Nameless Wood: Explorations in the Philological Hinterland of Tolkien’s Literary Creations, by J.S. Ryan, reviewed by Christopher Gilson
  • Tolkien and Philosophy, edited by Roberto Arduini and Claudio A. Testi, reviewed by Andrew Higgins
  • The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on Middle-earth Corporeality, edited by Christopher Vaccaro, reviewed by Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey, edited by by John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff and Robin Anne Reid, reviewed by Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, reviewed by Sarah Beach
  • Arda Inhabited: Environmental Relationships in The Lord of the Rings, by Susan Jeffers, reviewed by Kristine Larsen
  • David Bratman, Edith L. Crowe, Jason Fisher, John Wm. Houghton, John Magoun, Robin Anne Reid, “The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies 2013”
  • David Bratman, “Bibliography (In English) for 2014”
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