J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances
|J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-Earth (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy)|
|Author||George Clark (Editor), Daniel Timmons (Editor)|
|Publisher||Greenwood Publishing Group|
|Released||September 30, 2000|
From the publisher
Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Though various scholars have treated Tolkien's sources and his concept of fantasy, this study situates the author in a broad literary context that includes ancient metrical modes, medieval culture, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century social movements, and modern critical thought. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and examines the literary resonances of Tolkien's works from a variety of informed perspectives.
Table of Contents
- C.W. Sullivan III, "Tolkien the Bard: His Tale Grew in the Telling"
- Jonathan Evans, "The Dragon-lore of Middle-earth: Tolkien and Old English and Old Norse tradition"
- George Clark, "Tolkien and the True Hero"
- Geoffrey Russom, "Tolkien's versecraft in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings"
- Roger C. Schlobin, "The Monsters are Talismans and Transgressions: Tolkien and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Charles W. Nelson, "The Sins of Middle-earth: Tolkien's Use of Medieval Allegory"
- Tanya Caroline Wood, "Is Tolkien a Renaissance Man? Sir Philip Sidney's Defense of Poesy and J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-Stories"
- Debbie Sly, "Weaving Nets of Gloom: 'Darkness Profound' in Tolkien and Milton"
- William N. Rogers II and Michael R. Underwood, "Gagool and Gollum: Examples of Degeneration in King solomon's Mines and The Hobbit"
- David Sandner, "'Joy Beyond the Walls of this World': The Secondary World-Making of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis"
- Verlyn Flieger, "Taking the Part of Trees: Eco-Conflict in Middle-earth"
- Faye Ringel, "Women Fantastists: In the Shadow of the Ring"
- W.A. Senior, "Loss Eternal in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth"
- Tom Shippey, "Orcs, Wraiths, Wights: Tolkien's Images of Evil"