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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 )
12th April 2013: DTG conference, reminder
This is just a reminder for those who are are still undecided (or have missed the earlier announcements) that the date of DTG conference is fast approaching. The conference is being held in Aachen, Germany from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April.
The conference entitled, Adaptations of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, is being held with the support of Walking tree Publishers. Further information on the event is available from this page of DTG's website (scroll down for English version).
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=86 )
11th April 2013: Book reviews in Inklings-Jahrbuch
In edition 30 of Inklings-Jahrbuch (2013), Thomas Fornet-Ponse has published reviews of three of our recent books:
- Margaret Hiley, The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien & Charles Williams
The reviews (in German) are reproduced on this website here with kind permission (you can also click on the individual covers above).
Inklings Jahrbuch (Peter Lang Verlag ISBN 978-3-631-62802-7) is the review of Inklings Gesellschaft. Their website is www.inklings-gesellschaft.de
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=85 )
5th April 2013: Upcoming publications
Walking Tree Publishers are currently working on the following new publications:
These books will be announced on this website as they are released.
See also our publications planned page.
A table of contents for the second of the above can be previewed here.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=84 )
2nd April 2013: New publication – Tolkien's Poetry
J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for his prose work, especially his novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Although there are many poems included in his novels that add depth to the narrative, Tolkien's talent as a writer of poetry has scarcely been appreciated and in-depth studies of Tolkien's verses are rare. This collection edited by Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner presents ten papers and an introduction by Michael Drout that deal with specific aspects of Tolkien's poetry. Some papers focus on one particular poem, while others examine a group of poems with a specific thematic approach [read more]
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=83 )
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