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Are you fascinated by Middle-earth?
Do you wish for a greater understanding of Tolkien's place in literature, his sources, his motivations, his beliefs; those who inspired him and those he inspired, the languages and the world he created and the reactions he provoked?
The Walking Tree Publishers collect and publish essays, papers and monographs from a broad range of different authors covering an equally diverse palette of topics, ranging from linguistics to theology.
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Conferences: Aachen 2013
12th May 2013: Two book reviews in Mythlore
Reviews of two of our books have been published in the latest issue of Mythlore (No. 31.3/4, Spring/Summer 2013, Mythlore 121/122):
- Roberto Arduini and Claudio Testi, The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
The editor of Mythlore and the reviewers have kindly allowed us to reproduce these reviews on this website here (you can also access them directly by clicking on the individual covers above).
Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy. Their website is www.mythsoc.org.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=89 )
22nd April 2013: Interview with Julian Eilmann
An interview with Julian Eilmann, co-editor of the recently published Tolkien's Poetry, can be read on the DTG website. In the interview, Eilmann discusses the background of this work and his own approach to Tolkien's poetry, as well as the editing of this book.
Link to the interview on DTG website (available in German only)
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=88 )
16th April 2013: Call for papers: "Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien"
Tolkien has until recently been seen primarily as a writer of epic fantasy, a genre usually not associated with humour. If humour had been the subject of academic inquiry at all, then the authors focused mostly on the shorter works (e.g. Schneidewind on Farmer Giles of Ham) or the treatment of humour was incidental or part of a larger argument (e.g. Tom Shippey's discussion of orcish humour in LotR in his paper on the nature of evil). The proposed collection of essays therefore aims at a critical re-examination as well as an expanded view of the use of humour in and around Tolkien's works. [read more]
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=87 )
Today's selection ...
Within the framework of fantasy literature, aspects of magic may take on the ... (read more)
(A different book or paper from our portfolio is featured here every day. This publication is featured on 23rd May 2013. Click here if this is not today's version.)