Tolkien Studies: Volume 4

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Tolkien Studies: Volume 4
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EditorDouglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger
PublisherWest Virginia University
ReleasedPrinted: April, 2007
Digital: May, 2007
FormatHardcover; electronic

Tolkien Studies: Volume 4 is the fourth volume of the annual review Tolkien Studies.

As well as reprinting J.R.R. Tolkien's essay "The Name 'Nodens'", this volume also includes extracts from unpublished drafts of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. The cover reproduces Tolkien's handwritten notes about Ae Adar Nín on the back of a postcard.[1]

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  • Articles
    • Carl F. Hostetter: "Tolkienian Linguistics: The First Fifty Years"
    • Dimitra Fimi: "Tolkien's "'Celtic' type of legends": Merging Traditions"
    • Miryam Librán-Moreno: "Greek and Latin Amatory Motifs in Éowyn's Portrayal"
    • Michael D.C. Drout: "J.R.R. Tolkien's Medieval Scholarship and its Significance"
    • Janet Brennan Croft: "Walter E. Haigh, Author of A New Glossary of the Huddersfield Dialect"
    • Thomas Honegger: "The Homecoming of Beorthnoth: Philology and the Literary Muse"
    • Marjorie Burns: "Tracking the Elusive Hobbit (In Its Pre-Shire Den)"
    • Yvette L. Kisor: "'Elves (and Hobbits) always refer to the Sun as She': Some Notes on a Note in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings"
    • Kristine Larsen: "SAURON, Mount Doom, and Elvish Moths: The Influence of Tolkien on Modern Science"
  • Book Reviews
    • Dale Nelson: "The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J.R R. Tolkien as Writers in Community"
    • Patrick Curry: "Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien"
    • Kristin Thompson: "From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' , and: The Lord of the Rings: Popular Culture in Global Context"
    • Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley: "J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment"
    • John R. Holmes: "The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien"
    • Brian Rosebury: "The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder"
    • Matthew A. Fisher: "The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview behind 'The Lord of the Rings' "
    • Amy Amendt-Raduege: "The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation"
    • Mike Foster: "The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings"
    • Patrick Curry: "Reading 'The Lord of the Rings': New Writings on Tolkien's Classic"
    • Douglas A. Anderson: "The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary"
    • Matthew T. Dickerson: "The Rise of Tolkienian Fantasy"
    • T. A. Shippey: "The Roots of Tolkien's Middle Earth"
    • Sandra Ballif Straubhaar: "A Tolkien Mathomium: A Collection of Articles about J.R.R. Tolkien and His Legendarium"
    • Robin Anne Reid: "Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages"
    • John Garth: "The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Volume I: Chronology, and: Volume II: Reader's Guide"
  • "The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies 2004", by David Bratman
  • "Bibliography (in English) for 2005", by Michael D. C. Drout, Rebecca Epstein, Kathryn Paar

External links[edit]


  1. "Tolkien Studies IV. 2007", (accessed 1 January 2012)

Tolkien Studies volumes
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