Tolkien Studies should be out in mid-July - Contents revealed (02.06.08 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

Tolkien Studies is an annual journal of scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien and his works that we look out for every year.

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review is the first scholarly journal published by an academic press for the purpose of presenting and reviewing the growing body of critical commentary and scholarship about Tolkien's writings.

This year two works by Tolkien will be reprinted who had only been available to serious Tolkien collectors: Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve’s Tale and The Reeve’s Tale. I'm really looking forward to that!

Tolkien Studies Volume V

Last year, we saw that Volume IV has reprinted “The Name 'Nodens',” by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published int the Appendix to "Report on the excavation of the prehistoric, Roman and post-Roman site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire", Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, in 1932; and now also in Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, Vol. 4, 2007. This is great, since the original version can be hard to find and is a real collectors item. I hope we will see more of such reprints in the future!

The founding editors - Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D. C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger - and the members of the editorial board - David Bratman, Marjorie Burns, Carl F. Hostetter, Gergely Nagy, Tom Shippey and Richard C. West -are all distinguished Tolkien scholars.

The first volume of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly appeared in April 2004. Normally the book is being released in April or May, but this year it will be a bit later and be released around Mid-July (Thanks to Douglas A. Anderson for keeping me up to date). They are currently being pressed by the West Virginia University Press. While the cover is not yet available I can tell it will be Chaucer’s Reeve, from the Ellesmere msnuscript of The Canterbury Tales.

The Contents:

v Editor’s Introduction
vii In Memoriam: Austin G. Olney and Ruth K. Hapgood
viii Conventions and Abbreviations

1 Revenge and Moral Judgement in Tolkien
BRIAN ROSEBURY

21 Brian Rosebury on J.R.R. Tolkien: A Checklist
DOUGLAS ANDERSON

23 With chunks of poetry in between”: The Lord of the Rings and Saga Poetics
CARL PHELPSTEAD

39 The Myth of the Ent and the Entwife
COREY OLSEN

55 Showing Saruman as Faber: Tolkien and Peter Jackson
JAMES G. DAVIS

73 Boromir, Byrhtnoth, and Bayard: Finding a Language for Grief in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
LYNN FOREST-HILL

99 Three Rings for—Whom Exactly? And Why? Justifying the Disposition of the Three Elven Rings
JASON FISHER

Notes and Documents

109 Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve’s Tale
J.R.R. TOLKIEN

173 The Reeve’s Tale
J.R.R. TOLKIEN

185 Steiner on Tolkien
ROSS SMITH

186 Tolkien, Oxford’s Eccentric Don
GEORGE STEINER

189 Book Reviews
COMPILED BY DOUGLAS A. ANDERSON

271 The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies
DAVID BRATMAN

299 Bibliography (in English) for 2006
COMPILED BY MICHAEL D.C. DROUT, JASON REA, REBECCA EPSTEIN, AND LAUREN PROVOST

309 Notes on Contributors


Tolkien Studies Volume 5.

- Hardcover
- Publisher: West Virginia Univ Pr
- Publication date: Mid-July
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933202386
- ISBN-13: 978-1933202389

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