Poetry and Song in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Poetry and Song in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien: Proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017


Edited by Anna Milon.

The proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017.

Published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund, eighteenth in the series.


Product Description

J.R.R. Tolkien regarded himself ‘chiefly as a poet’ (Carpenter, The Inklings, p. 29) and the importance of poetic diction and its most potent form, song, provides a powerful leitmotif to his mythological universe. Following the publication of Tolkien’s two verse works: The Lay of Atrou and Itroun (2016) and Beren and Lúthien (2017), The Tolkien Society called for papers re-examining the importance of poetry and song in Tolkien’s writing. A series of presentations both on the author’s poems and on verse incorporated into his worldbuilding were given in Leeds on the 2nd of July 2017. Published under the auspices of the Society’s Peter Roe Memorial Fund, this book features a collection of four papers delivered on the day by aspiring and established Tolkien scholars alike.


Anna Milon

In search of the Wandering Fire: otherwordly imagery in ‘The Song of Ælfwine’
Massimiliano Izzo

‘Diadem the Fallen Day’: Astronomical and Arboreal Motifs in the Poem ‘Kortirion Among the Trees’
Kristine Larsen

The Magical and Reality-Transforming Function of Tolkien’s Song and Verse
Szymon Pyndur

Translating The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun into French: across the Channel here and back again
Bertrand Bellet

Additional Details

Publication Date: 30 April 2018
Publisher: Luna Press Publishing
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
ISBN-13: 978-1-911143-50-5
Page Numbers: 66


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