Pre-Order New Edition of Forgotten Leaves: Tolkien Essay Collection

ForgottenLeaves-MockNow available for Pre-Order, the revised Tolkien essay collection, with Index compiled by Tolkien Scholar Nicholas Birns, Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial.

In June 2015 we released an Advance Copy of Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial at the New York Tolkien Conference. This volume of essays is a mixture of new Tolkien studies and previously published papers from the Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society (once a smial of the Tolkien Society UK).

“Smials are local groups of The Tolkien Society which meet on a regular or occasional basis, named after the word Tolkien uses for hobbit-homes. Although affiliated to the Society they are independent organizations and are run entirely on a voluntary basis.”

We were the organizers of The Northeast Tolkien Society and the papers that appeared over 10 years ago in the Journal have been revised by their respective authors. 

Now, in time for the 2016 New York Tolkien Conference, this volume has been updated with a revised, corrected text and an Index compiled by Tolkien Scholar Nicholas Birns

Forgotten Leaves showcases fans as the first scholars. We wanted to present a scholarly discussion that was open to scholars and non-scholars alike. Here we have discussions that are academic, fannish, and pleasant blend of the two.

This volume will ship within 2-3 weeks of Pre-Order

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jessica Burke

He Who Would Be First Must Be Last:
Tolkien’s Heroism in Lord of the Rings
—by Melissa Snyder

Tolkien’s Unintentional Use of Romanticism
in The Lord of the Rings
—by Elizabeth Johnson

Goldberry: Servant or Master of Bombadil?
—by Andrea Mathwich

The Captain & the Shieldmaiden, Change &
Balance, Éowyn & Faramir in Peter
Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
—by Clare McBride

The Trees of Middle-earth: the Myth of
Their Inherent Evil
—by Laurel Michalek

Review of Tolkien and the Modernists
—by Maria Alberto

Tolkien and Gaming: A Fan’s Perspective
—by Chris Tuthill

Lessons from the Long Road
—by Laura Kemmerer

A World Without Myth
—by Jessica Burke

Masters of Fate: The Heroism and Doom of
Men in The Silmarillion
—by Richard Rohlin

Tolkien as a Catholic Mystic
—by Anthony S. Burdge

Authorship and the Vita Contemplativa:
Tolkien’s Self-Depiction in The Lord of the
—by Nicholas Birns

The Great Geat: A Discussion of Tolkien
and Heaney’s Beowulf Translations
—by Elizabeth Reinhardt

Lords of the Unsullied Light, Defenders of
Liberty: the Ñoldorin Revolution and the
French, Through the Lens of Enlightenment
—by Tatiana Denisova

An Irish Friendship in English Lit and
More: Nevill Coghill, C.S. Lewis, “The
Cave” and What Came After
—by Jared Lobdell

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