News: Tolkien in the Media

The Province of Málaga Government has announced that it is investing €500,000 in a theme park in Rincón de la Victoria in Spain based on the works of Tolkien.

A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.

In an blogpost for the Guardian, writer Damian Walter argues that, despite Tolkien’s excellence, his stories are “profoundly conservative” fantasies that “mythologise human history”.

An English teacher at the University of New Mexico is offering a class to students comparing Mediaevalism and Middle-earth.

The Matador Network has put up a parody of The Hobbit answering the question “What Bilbo’s journey would look like today” in 2014, rather than 2941 of the Third Age.

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]

The Province of Málaga Government has announced that it is investing €500,000 in a theme park in Rincón de la Victoria in Spain based on the works of Tolkien.

An English teacher at the University of New Mexico is offering a class to students comparing Mediaevalism and Middle-earth.

A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.

The Matador Network has put up a parody of The Hobbit answering the question “What Bilbo’s journey would look like today” in 2014, rather than 2941 of the Third Age.

In an blogpost for the Guardian, writer Damian Walter argues that, despite Tolkien’s excellence, his stories are “profoundly conservative” fantasies that “mythologise human history”.

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]