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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 )

16th August 2013: Tolkien's Poetry reviewed in Beyond Bree

Two reviews of our book, Tolkien's Poetry, have been published in Beyond Bree. The reviews 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=92 )

22nd July 2013: Call for papers – Nature and Landscape in Tolkien's Work

Tolkien and Nature conference Jena 2014

The topic of the 2014 DTG Seminar has been selected. The event will be entitled Nature and Landscape in Tolkien's Work and take place from 9th to 11 May 2014 in Jena, Germany. If you would like to contribute a paper, please consult this page of the DTG website (scroll down for English version).

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

Picture: On the Way to Edoras (2000), Anke Eißmann

23rd June 2013: New publication – O What a Tangled Web, Tolkien and Medieval Literature, A View from Poland

O What a Tangled Web The nine articles of stimulating literary criticism collected in this volume view Tolkien's work from a variety of medieval perspectives: the device of entrelacement employed in Arthurian romances is used to throw light on the narrative design of The Lord of the Rings; the cultures of Middle-earth are described with the aid of medieval orality and literacy studies; the epic figure of the queen is recalled to reveal the significance of women in Tolkien's trilogy; the character of Éowyn is analyzed in terms of the epic warrior code and the romance chivalric ethos; the role of Elbereth is shown to ... (more)

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=90 )

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
- Rainer Nagel, Hobbit Place-names: A Linguistic Excursion through the Shire

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

tolkiens poetry, julian eilmann and allan turner 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)

The book will be officially presented at the upcoming DTG conference in Aachen, but is already available from booksellers.

(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

adapatations of tolkiens the lord of the ringsThis 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
- Rainer Nagel, Hobbit Place-names: A Linguistic Excursion through the Shire
- Roberto Arduini and Claudio Testi, The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

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 )

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