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Contents of Tolkien Studies volume 14 announced

The editors of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review have announced the expected contents of volume 14.

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

Articles

  • H.L. Spencer, “The Mystical Philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien and Sir Israel Gollancz: Monsters and Critics”
  • Christopher Gilson, “His Breath Was Taken Away: Tolkien, Barfield, and Elvish Diction”
  • Kathy Cawsey, “Could Gollum Be Singing a Sonnet? The Poetic Project of The Lord of the Rings
  • Eleanor R. Simpson, “The Evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Portrayal of Nature: Foreshadowing Anti-speciesism”
  • Leonard Neidorf, “J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fall of Arthur: Creation from Literary Criticism”
  • Jeffrey J. MacLeod and Anna Smol, “Visualizing the Word: Tolkien as Artist and Writer”

Notes and documents

  • Paul Tankard, “‘Akin to my own inspiration’: Mary Fairburn and the Art of Middle-earth”
  • J. Silk, “A Note on the Sindarin Translation of the Name Daisy”
  • Giovanni Costabile, “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

Book reviews

  • A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, reviewed by Arden R. Smith
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger; and The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Aleksandar Mikić with the assistance of Elizabeth Currie, reviewed by Dimitra Fimi
  • The Feanorian Alphabet, Part 1; Quenya Verb Structure, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Gilson and Arden R. Smith, reviewed by Nelson Goering
  • Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works, edited by Leslie A. Donovan, reviewed by Diana Pavlac Glyer
  • Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann, reviewed by David Bratman

Other matter

  • David Bratman, Edith L. Crowe, Jason Fisher, John Wm. Houghton, John Magoun, Robin Anne Reid, “The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies 2014”
  • David Bratman, “Bibliography (In English) for 2015”
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