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'''Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages''' is a collection of essays edited by [[Jane Chance]] and [[Alfred K. Siewers]].
 
==From the Publisher==
 
==From the Publisher==
 
[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy, yet did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. These essays examine that paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with twenty-first century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy.  
 
[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy, yet did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. These essays examine that paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with twenty-first century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy.  
  
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==Contents==
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* Preface and Acknowledgments
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* Abbreviations
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*  [[Jane Chance]] and [[Alfred K. Siewers]]: "Introduction: Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages?"
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* [[Verlyn Flieger]]: "A Postmodern Medievalist"
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* [[Gergely Nagy]]: "The Medievalist's Fiction"
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* [[John R. Holmes]]: "Tolkien, Dustsceawung, and the Gnomic Tense" 
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* [[John Hunter]]: "The Reanimation of Antiquity and the Resistance to History: Macpherson-Scott-Tolkien"
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* [[Andrew Lynch]]: "Archaism, Nostalgia, and Tennysonian War in The Lord of the Rings"
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* [[Chester N. Scoville]]: "Pastoralia and Perfectibility in Tolkien and William Morris"
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* [[Deidre Dawson]]: "English, Welsh, and Elvish"
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* [[Rebekah Long]]: "Fantastic Medievalism and the Great War in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and David Jones's In Parenthesis"
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* [[Alfred K. Siewers]]: "Tolkien's Cosmic-Christian Ecology"
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* [[Brian McFadden]]: "Fear of Difference, Fear of Death"
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* [[Jane Chance]]: "Tolkien and the Other"
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* [[Ted Nasmith]]: "Similar but not Similar"
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* [[Michael N. Stanton]]: "Tolkien in New Zealand: Man, Myth, and Movie"
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* Bibliography
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* Contributors
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* Index
 
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Revision as of 10:57, 19 February 2009

Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages
Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages.jpg
AuthorJane Chance, Alfred K. Siewers (eds.)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ReleasedOctober 27, 2005
FormatHardcover
Pages264
ISBN1403969736

Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages is a collection of essays edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers.

From the Publisher

J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy, yet did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. These essays examine that paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with twenty-first century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy.

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