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Tolkien Studies: Volume 7
AuthorDouglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger
PublisherWest Virginia University
ReleasedAugust, 2010
ISBNE-ISSN: 1547-3155

Tolkien Studies: Volume 7 is the seventh volume in the annual review Tolkien Studies, edited by Tolkien scholars Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, and Verlyn Flieger.

Flieger's contribution "'The Story of Kullervo' and Essays on Kalevala" includes the formerly unpublished manuscripts "The Story of Kullervo" and "On the Kalevala" by J.R.R. Tolkien.


  • v Editors' Introduction
  • vii Conventions and Abbreviations
  • 1 "The Books of Lost Tales: Tolkien as Metafictionist" (Vladimir Brljak)
  • 35 "Faërian Cyberdrama: When Fantasy becomes Virtual Reality" (Péter Kristóf Makai)
  • 55 "Coleridge's Definition of Imagination and Tolkien's Definition(s) of Faery" (Michael Milburn)
  • 67 " 'Strange and free' —On Some Aspects of the Nature of Elves and Men" (Thomas Fornet-Ponse)
  • 91 "Refining the Gold: Tolkien, The Battle of Maldon, and the Northern Theory of Courage" (Mary R. Bowman)
  • 117 "Fantasy, Escape, Recovery, and Consolation in Sir Orfeo: The Medieval Foundations of Tolkienian Fantasy" (Thomas Honegger)
  • 137 "Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings" (Sherrylyn Branchaw)
  • 147 "Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and His Concept of Native Language: Sindarin and British-Welsh" (Yoko Hemmi)
  • 175 "'Monsterized Saracens,' Tolkien's Haradrim, and Other Medieval 'Fantasy Products'" (Margaret Sinex)
  • 197 "Myth, Milky Way, and the Mysteries of Tolkien's Morwinyon, Telumendil, and Anarríma" (Kristine Larsen)
  • Notes and Documents
  • 291 "Book Reviews" (compiled by Douglas A. Anderson). Containing reviews/essays by:
    • Tom Shippey on JRRT's The Lay of Sigurd and Gudrun
    • John Garth on JRRT's Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets Part 2 (Parma Eldalamberon XVIII)
    • John D. Rateliff on The Hobbitonian Anthology of Articles on J.R.R. Tolkien and His Legendarium by Mark T. Hooker
    • Arden R. Smith on Languages, Myths and History: An Introduction to the Linguistic and Literary Background of J.R.R. Tolkien's Fiction by Elizabeth Solopova
    • John D. Rateliff on Tolkien's View: Windows into His World, by J. S. Ryan
    • "Book Notes" by Douglas A. Anderson
  • 347 "The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2007" (David Bratman)
  • 379 "Bibliography (in English) for 2008" (compiled by Rebecca Epstein, Michael D.C. Drout, and David Bratman)
  • 399 "Notes on Contributors"

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