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The Resource Tolkien's modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers

Tolkien's modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers

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Tolkien's modern Middle Ages
Title
Tolkien's modern Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"J. R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy. Yet he did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. The essays collected here examine this paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with 21st-century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy."--Jacket
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DLC
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1945-
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Chance, Jane
Dewey number
828/.91209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z6224 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Siewers, Alfred K.
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Medievalism
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • History in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
Label
Tolkien's modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-227) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tolkien, Dustsceawung, and the gnomic tense: is timelessness medieval or Victorian?
  • John R. Holmes
  • PART TWO: RETREATING TO A TIMELESS PAST: MIDDLE-EARTH AND VICTORIAN MEDIEVALISM
  • The reanimation of antiquity and the resistance to history: Macpherson-Scott-Tolkien
  • John Hunter
  • Archaism, nostalgia, and Tennysonian War in The Lord of the Rings
  • Andrew Lynch
  • Pastoralia and perfectability in William Morris and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Chester N. Scoville
  • English, Welsh, and Elvish: language, loss, and cultural recovery in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Introduction:
  • Deidre Dawson
  • PART THREE: CONFRONTING MODERN IDEOLOGIES IN MIDDLE-EARTH: WAR, ECOLOGY, RACE, AND GENDER
  • Fantastic medievalism and the Great War in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Rebekah Long
  • Tolkien's cosmic-Christian ecology: the medieval underpinnings
  • Alfred K. Siewers
  • Fear of difference, fear of death: the Sigelwara, Tolkien's Swertings, and racial difference
  • Brian McFadden
  • Tolkien and the other: race and gender in Middle-Earth
  • Jane Chance
  • Tolkien's modern medievalism
  • PART FOUR: VISUALIZING MEDIEVALISM: MIDDLE-EARTH IN ART AND FILM
  • Similar but not similar: appropriate anachronism in my paintings of Middle-Earth
  • Ted Nasmith
  • Tolkien in New Zealand: man, myth, and movie
  • Michael N. Stanton
  • Jane Chance, Alfred K. Siewers
  • PART ONE: RECONTEXTUALIZING THE MEDIEVAL IN POSTMODERN MIDDLE-EARTH
  • A postmodern medievalist?
  • Verlyn Flieger
  • The medievalist('s) fiction: textuality and historicity as aspects of Tolkien's medievalist cultural theory in a postmodernist context
  • Gergely Nagy
Control code
60697219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781403969736
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005051027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tolkien's modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tolkien, Dustsceawung, and the gnomic tense: is timelessness medieval or Victorian?
  • John R. Holmes
  • PART TWO: RETREATING TO A TIMELESS PAST: MIDDLE-EARTH AND VICTORIAN MEDIEVALISM
  • The reanimation of antiquity and the resistance to history: Macpherson-Scott-Tolkien
  • John Hunter
  • Archaism, nostalgia, and Tennysonian War in The Lord of the Rings
  • Andrew Lynch
  • Pastoralia and perfectability in William Morris and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Chester N. Scoville
  • English, Welsh, and Elvish: language, loss, and cultural recovery in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Introduction:
  • Deidre Dawson
  • PART THREE: CONFRONTING MODERN IDEOLOGIES IN MIDDLE-EARTH: WAR, ECOLOGY, RACE, AND GENDER
  • Fantastic medievalism and the Great War in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Rebekah Long
  • Tolkien's cosmic-Christian ecology: the medieval underpinnings
  • Alfred K. Siewers
  • Fear of difference, fear of death: the Sigelwara, Tolkien's Swertings, and racial difference
  • Brian McFadden
  • Tolkien and the other: race and gender in Middle-Earth
  • Jane Chance
  • Tolkien's modern medievalism
  • PART FOUR: VISUALIZING MEDIEVALISM: MIDDLE-EARTH IN ART AND FILM
  • Similar but not similar: appropriate anachronism in my paintings of Middle-Earth
  • Ted Nasmith
  • Tolkien in New Zealand: man, myth, and movie
  • Michael N. Stanton
  • Jane Chance, Alfred K. Siewers
  • PART ONE: RECONTEXTUALIZING THE MEDIEVAL IN POSTMODERN MIDDLE-EARTH
  • A postmodern medievalist?
  • Verlyn Flieger
  • The medievalist('s) fiction: textuality and historicity as aspects of Tolkien's medievalist cultural theory in a postmodernist context
  • Gergely Nagy
Control code
60697219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781403969736
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005051027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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