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|Born||10 January, 1934|
|Died||21 September, 2015|
Arne Zettersten (1934-2015) was a Swedish professor emeritus. Before retirement, Zettersten was Head of Department and Professor in English at the University of Copenhagen.
In 1965, Zettersten presented his doctoral thesis on the AB language, a medieval literary dialect first identified by J.R.R. Tolkien. And during the 1960s in Oxford, Zettersten became a friend and colleague of Tolkien, as they both shared an interest in a certain collection of medieval manuscripts (the "Katherine Group"). Their contact continued throughout the last 13 years of Tolkien's life. Arne Zettersten died 2015, aged 81.
Selected bibliography of works concerned with J.R.R. Tolkien.
- 1966: English Studies 47 (Amsterdam)
- "J.R.R. Tolkien. The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle - Ancrene Wisse" (pp.290-292; [Review])
- 2004: The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien [also published in The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder (2006)]
- "The AB Language Lives"
- 2006: J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, entries:
- "AB Language"
- "Ancrene Wisse"
- "Katherine Group"
- 2008: Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum
- "Discussing language history with J.R.R. Tolkien"
- 2008: Tolkien - min vän Ronald och hans världar
- 2011: J.R.R. Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process
- Obituary at University of Copenhagen
- Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process by Arne Zettersten
- ↑ "Foreword", in Worlds of Words. A Tribute to Arne Zettersten. Nordic Journal of English Studies. Special Issue, Volume 3, No. 1 (2004; editor: Cay Dollerup).