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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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24th October 2017: Augsburg conference this weekend

Just a reminder for those who have not yet made up their minds, that the Tolkien Conference in Augsburg is this weekend (starting on Friday at 1:30pm and finishing on Sunday around noon). Participation is free of charge.

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(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=140 )

8th October 2017: Book presentations in Augsburg

JRR Tolkien Romanticist and Poet binding them all interdisciplinary perspectives on JRR Tolkien and his work 2017 augsburg Tolkien conference

Out two recent publications will be presented at the upcoming Tolkien Conference in Augsburg.

J.R.R. Tolkien, Romanticist and Poet

Binding them all: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on JRR Tolkien and His Works

Augsburg Conference (27th to 29 October 2017)

As usual, we will also be present with our sales table offering you an opportunity to catch up on our earlier books. If you are seeking any particular publication, please let us know beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Cormare Series on WTP book stand

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=139 )

8th October 2017: Binding Them All is published

We are pleased to announce our latest publication Binding them all: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on JRR Tolkien and His Works, edited by Monika Kirner-Ludwig, Stephan Köser and Sebastian Streitberger.

This volume "binds" a collection of selected papers that emerged from the J.R.R. Tolkien-lecture-series initiated at the University of Augsburg in 2014. Each of the papers is representative of the editors' interest in the interdisciplinary potentials of Tolkien's works and the joint venture to make his legacy visible and accessible from the viewpoint of numerous academic disciplines. Our contributors are experts as well as junior scholars from the fields of Literature and Linguistics, Geography, History, as well as Communications and Cultural Studies.

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(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=138 )

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Today's selection ...

 
A Fountain of Mirth: Laughter in Arda
Alastair Whyte
 

Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR
Tolkien
The relationship between laughter and critical thinking is an expanding area of investigation for the understanding of human behaviour. To this point, however, insufficient attention has been afforded to understanding laughter when reading texts as both a narrative event and ... (read more)

(A different book or paper from our portfolio is featured here every day. This publication is featured on 23rd November 2017. Click here if this is not today's version.)
 


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