Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages
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|Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages|
|Author||Jane Chance, Alfred K. Siewers (eds.)|
|Released||October 27, 2005|
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.
- Preface and Acknowledgments
- Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers: "Introduction: Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages?"
- Verlyn Flieger: "A Postmodern Medievalist"
- Gergely Nagy: "The Medievalist's Fiction"
- John R. Holmes: "Tolkien, Dustsceawung, and the Gnomic Tense"
- John Hunter: "The Reanimation of Antiquity and the Resistance to History: Macpherson-Scott-Tolkien"
- Andrew Lynch: "Archaism, Nostalgia, and Tennysonian War in The Lord of the Rings"
- Chester N. Scoville: "Pastoralia and Perfectibility in Tolkien and William Morris"
- Deidre Dawson: "English, Welsh, and Elvish"
- Rebekah Long: "Fantastic Medievalism and the Great War in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and David Jones's In Parenthesis"
- Alfred K. Siewers: "Tolkien's Cosmic-Christian Ecology"
- Brian McFadden: "Fear of Difference, Fear of Death"
- Jane Chance: "Tolkien and the Other"
- Ted Nasmith: "Similar but not Similar"
- Michael N. Stanton: "Tolkien in New Zealand: Man, Myth, and Movie"