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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: Jena 2014
24th November 2016: Laughter in Middle-earth published
Walking Tree Publishers are proud to announce the publication of a new book Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien. This collection of nine papers is edited by Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann.
"It is precisely against the darkness of the world that comedy arises, and it is best when that is not hidden."
With these words Tolkien replied to Rayner Unwin's comments upon first reading Book 1 of Lord of the Rings. Rayner had not commented on the comedy of Book 1 but on the overpowering effect of "the struggle between darkness and light", as he put it, and that omission disappointed Tolkien. If this was the response of Tolkien's famous first reviewer, it is not surprising that academic studies have also tended to ... [read more]
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=126 )
24th August 2016: About Edward S. Louis
dward S. Louis, author of The Monster Specialis has launched a website presenting this and his other books,as well as two entertaining blogs.
The website is edwardslouis.com
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=125 )
24th August 2016: Call for Papers, Music and Middle-earth
A follow-up volume with the same topic and the title Music and Middle-earth / Musik und Mittlerde will be published by the above mentioned publishing houses in English and German in 2018.
A call for papers for this book has been published and can be read here.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=124 )
Today's selection ...
Tolkien’s relationship with modernity – and in particular with literary modernism – is ambiguous and contradictory. As critics have noticed, Tolkien’s work shares many of the formal characteristics of modernist literature while simultaneously rejecting most of its ... (read more)
(A different book or paper from our portfolio is featured here every day. This publication is featured on 26th February 2017. Click here if this is not today's version.)