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Tolkien Studies should be out in mid-July - Contents revealed

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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!

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 Introductionvii In Memoriam: Austin G. Olney and Ruth K. Hapgoodviii Conventions and Abbreviations

1 Revenge and Moral Judgement in TolkienBRIAN ROSEBURY

21 Brian Rosebury on J.R.R. Tolkien: A ChecklistDOUGLAS ANDERSON

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

39 The Myth of the Ent and the EntwifeCOREY OLSEN

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

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

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

Notes and Documents

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

173 The Reeve’s TaleJ.R.R. TOLKIEN

185 Steiner on TolkienROSS SMITH

186 Tolkien, Oxford’s Eccentric DonGEORGE STEINER


271 The Year’s Work in Tolkien StudiesDAVID BRATMAN


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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