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Tolkien Studies: Volume 7

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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.


  • 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)
  • 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"

Tolkien Studies volumes
Volume 1 · Volume 2 · Volume 3 · Volume 4 · Volume 5 · Volume 6 · Volume 7
Volume 8 · Volume 9 · Volume 10 · Volume 11 · Volume 12 · Volume 13 · Volume 14