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25th February 2014: Musik in Mittelerde published

In the Nameless Wood We are pleased to announce that the German version of Music in Middle-earth is now published.

Musik in Mittelerde and Music in Middle-earth were produced as a joint effort by Edition Stein und Baum and Walking Tree Publishers, with those articles originally written in English translated into German and vice versa. Due to unforeseen delays, the German version could not be launched jointly with Music in Middle-earth as initially planned. However, we are very pleased to announce that Musik in Mittelerde is now available.

Musik in Mittelerde can be bought directly from Edition Stein und Baum (ISBN 978-3-932683-14-5).

Our page on the English language version, Music in Middle-earth, is here.

The covers of both versions feature Anke Eißmann's picture, Daeron and Lúthien.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=99 )

30th January 2014: Call for papers: "Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien"

The call for papers for Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien has been extended to 30th June. The (updated) call for papers can be read here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=98 )

15th January 2014: Tolkien Seminar 2014

The 2014 Tolkien Seminar now has its own webpage (here, scroll down for English version). The seminar, entitled Nature and Landscape in Tolkien's Work, will be held in Jena, Germany, from 9-11 May 2014.

Tolkien Seminar Jena 2014

The event is supported by Walking Tree Publishers.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/14_jena.php )

17th December 2013: In the Nameless Wood reviewed in Beyond Bree

A review of our book, In the Nameless Wood, has been published in Beyond Bree. The review can be read here.

Beyond Bree is the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa. Subscriptions are open to all lovers of Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mensan and non- Mensan alike. For more information on Beyond Bree, please visit http://www.cep.unt.edu/bree.html

 

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=96 )

16th September 2013: Call for papers

Tolkien's portrayal of nature in Middle-earth has been interpreted in a variety of ways, often depending on the context of the reading. Some have seen Middle-earth and its potential destroyer, the Ring, as an allegory of the European continent under the threat of the atomic bomb, while others have embraced it as an artistic expression of the Green movement's agenda in the face of industrial abuse. Some have read nature in Tolkien's work in terms of old myths and religion; yet others take the exhaustive descriptions of the physical environment, textual and cartographic, as a sign that Middle-earth itself is the central protagonist of the stories. Tolkien himself leaves the field open for interpretation, as long as we do not single out one particular perspective as more valid than another —as he states in his famous 1966 foreword to The Lord of the Rings, applicability not allegory is key to the understanding of his literature.

For all these different approaches, it seems safe to say that nature in Middle-earth ... [read more -> pdf format, web page]

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=95 )

11th September 2013: New book – In the Nameless Wood

In the Nameless Wood Following in the footsteps of the previous publication, Tolkien's View: Windows into his World, Professor J.S. Ryan in this latest collection of essays pursues Professor Tolkien's narrow path through the Nameless Wood of uncharted territory between academic research and mythcreation culminating in the writing of the 20th century's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.

Having himself studied under Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and having written for no less than 50 years on his inspirational teacher, his sources and the applicability of his writings, J.S. Ryan is uniquely placed to reflect not only on Tolkien the Scholar or Tolkien the Author, but equally on Tolkien the Man. ... (more)

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=94 )

10th September 2013: O What a Tangled Web reviewed in Beyond Bree

A review of our book, O What a Tangled Web, has been published in the September edition of Beyond Bree. The review can be read here.

Beyond Bree is the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa. Subscriptions are open to all lovers of Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mensan and non- Mensan alike. For more information on Beyond Bree, please visit http://www.cep.unt.edu/bree.html

 

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=93 )

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