Friday, May 10, 2013

Tolkien Studies 10: an announcement

My co-editors, Michael D.C. Drout and Verlyn Flieger, are currently at the Kalamazoo medieval studies congress, where Tolkien tracks are a major event, so it is left to me at home to acquaint that small part of the Tolkienian world that is not there with the expected contents of Volume 10 of the journal Tolkien Studies. Oh, there's much I could say about these, but I'll let the titles speak for themselves. All of the works are now in the hands of our publisher, West Virginia University Press, and the volume is scheduled to be published in hardcover and on Project MUSE in July or August. - David Bratman, co-editor

Tolkien Studies 10 (2013)
  • Claudio A. Testi, "Tolkien's Work: Is it Christian or Pagan?: A proposal for a 'synthetic' approach"

  • Nils Ivar Agøy, "Vague or Vivid?: Descriptions in The Lord of the Rings"

  • Hope Rogers, "No Triumph without Loss: Problems of Intercultural Marriage in Tolkien's Works"

  • Thomas Honegger, "My Most Precious Riddle: Eggs and Rings Revisited"

  • Michael Organ, "Tolkien's Japonisme: Prints, Dragons and a Great Wave"

  • Renée Vink, "'Jewish' Dwarves: Tolkien and anti-Semitic stereotyping"

  • Derek Shank, "'The Web of Story': Structuralism in Tolkien's 'On Fairy-stories'"

  • Benjamin Saxton, "Tolkien and Bakhtin on Authorship, Literary Freedom, and Alterity"
Notes and Documents
  • Kris Swank, "Tom Bombadil's Last Song: Tolkien's 'Once Upon A Time'"
Book Reviews
  • An Hobad, translated by Nicholas Williams, and Hobbitus Ille, translated by Mark Walker, reviewed by Harley J. Sims

  • The Quenya Alphabet, edited by Arden R. Smith, reviewed by Edith L. Crowe

  • The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, reviewed by Sarah Beach

  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen, and There and Back Again, by Mark Atherton, reviewed by Jason Fisher

  • Green Suns and Faërie, by Verlyn Flieger, reviewed by John D. Rateliff

  • The Broken Scythe, edited by Roberto Arduini and Claudio A. Testi, reviewed by John Garth

  • A Hobbit Journey, by Matthew Dickerson, and A Hobbit Devotional, by Ed Strauss, reviewed by Donald T. Williams
  • Merlin DeTardo, "The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2010"

  • Rebecca Epstein, David Bratman, and Merlin DeTardo, "Bibliography (In English) for 2011"