Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tolkien Studies 17: an announcement

On behalf of myself and my co-editors, Michael D.C. Drout and Verlyn Flieger, here are the expected contents of volume 17 of the journal Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. 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 softcover and on Project MUSE later this year. - David Bratman, co-editor

Tolkien Studies 17 (2020)
  • Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, "Christopher Tolkien, 1924-2020"
  • Michael P. Keaton, "Fairies at War: The Fall of Gondolin as the Cornerstone of Middle-earth"

  • Simon J. Cook, "The Expression of Faërie"

  • Christopher Gilson, "'He Constructed a Language L and Another LL': Diachronic Aspects of Tolkien's Early Philology"

  • Bo Kampmann Walther, "Lights Behind Thick Curtains: Images of Fear and Familiarity in Tolkien"

  • Hamish Williams, "Tolkien’s Thalassocracy and Ancient Greek Seafaring People: Minoans, Phaeacians, Atlantans, and Númenóreans"

  • Peter Grybauskas, "A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man: Noteworthy Omission in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son"
Notes and Documents
  • Maria Tsampouraki and Maria Sidiropoulou, "Witnessing Societal Change through Translated Versions of The Lord of the Rings"

  • Josh Woods, "Ring-wraiths and Dracula"
Book Reviews
  • Tolkien's Library: An Annotated Checklist, by Oronzo Cilli, reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft

  • Tolkien's Lost Chaucer, by John M. Bowers, reviewed by John D. Rateliff

  • Flora of Middle-earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium, by Walter S. Judd and Graham A. Judd, reviewed by Lynn Forest-Hill

  • A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, edited by John D. Rateliff, reviewed by Matthew A. Fisher

  • Therapy through Faerie: Therapeutic Properties of Fantasy Literature by the Inklings and by U.K. Le Guin, by Anna Cholewa-Purgal, and The Lure of the Ring: Power, Addiction and Transcendence in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, by Alan James Strachan and Janet Coster, reviewed by John Rosegrant

  • Catalogue de l'Exposition Tolkien, Voyage en Terre du Milieu, edited by Vincent Ferré and Frédéric Manfrin, and Album de l'Exposition Tolkien, Voyage en Terre du Milieu, reviewed by Denis Bridoux
  • David Bratman, Kate Neville, Jennifer Rogers, Robin Anne Reid, Jason Fisher, John Wm. Houghton, and John Magoun, "The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2017"

  • David Bratman, "Bibliography (in English) for 2018"
Note: The article by Josh B. Long previously announced has been pulled due to delays in copyright permissions, and is expected to appear in TS 18. It has been replaced by an article by Hamish Williams.

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