Tolkien the Medievalist by Jane ChanceTolkien the Medievalist by Jane Chance

Tolkien the Medievalist

EditorJane Chance

Paperback | May 1, 2008

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Interdisciplinary in approach,Tolkien the Medievalistprovides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing.
Jane Chance, Professor of English, teaches medieval literature and J. R. R. Tolkien, at Rice University. Among her seventeen books areTolkien's Art: A Mythology for EnglandandThe Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Powerand two guest-edited issues of Studies in Medievalism. She also edits two series, the Library of Medieval Women and t...
Title:Tolkien the MedievalistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415473489

ISBN - 13:9780415473484


Table of Contents

Part I: J. R. R. Tolkien as a Medieval Scholar: Modern Contexts
Part II: J. R. R. Tolkien'sLord of the Ringsand Medieval Literary and Mythological Texts/Contexts
Part III: J. R. R. Tolkien: The Texts/Contexts of Medieval Patristics, Theology, and Iconography
Part IV: J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion Mythodology: Medievalized Retextualization and Theory

Editorial Reviews

¿The..essays¿[are] remarkable for their originality and thoroughness and are important contributions to the study of Tolkien¿s rhetorical artistry¿ [the] result is a handsomely and carefully edited book that is worth reading and¿in my case¿re-reading.¿ ¿ Thomas Honegger,  Friedrich-Schiller-University