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ForgottenLeaves-MockFORGOTTEN LEAVES: ESSAYS FROM A SMIAL
Revised, Corrected Edition
Edited by Jessica Burke
Index by Nicholas Birns

Print Edition: $15

Our 1st volume dedicated “To the Professor,” with 14 essays examining varying topics in Tolkien studies. A number of the essays were previously published in the Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society and have been revised by their authors.

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.

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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 Gibson 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
Rings
—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
Thought
—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

 

MYTH1cTHE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF DOCTOR WHO
Print Edition: $15.00
Paperback: 248 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1484001095
ISBN-13: 978-1484001097
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Published by Kitsune Books: May 2010
Second Printing Myth Ink Books: April 2013
Original Cover art by Andy Lambert.

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“In a television show fandom that hoards its myths and canon tight to its chest, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who is a welcome inhalation of air; examining many of the very ‘set in stone’ beliefs that we hold true, while examining the etheric connections between a television series and some of the greatest mythological traditions of all time. A solid read.”
Tony Lee
Writer of IDW Publishing’s Doctor Who Ongoing
“The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who offers fascinating perspectives on that iconic time traveler of contemporary popular culture. The articles in this new collection successfully join Doctor Who’s fan-based cultural history to well-accepted academic scholarship on mythology. From Arthurian legend and Batman to medieval Scandinavian Valkyries and modern wartime morality, the diversity of subjects and themes explored in this collection offer compelling insights on the roles mythologies, both past and present, play in contemporary consciousness. By addressing newcomers to the Doctor Who series as well as those who have followed the Doctor’s multiple incarnations since the 1960s, this volume is likely to become one of those classic works that raises the bar for future study in this field.”
Leslie A. Donovan
Tolkien Studies Scholar and Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico
Author of “The Valkyrie Reflex in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Galadriel, Shelob, Éowyn, and Arwen
“A collection of excellent essays that is engaging for the serious fan and will deepen the interest of the new viewer. Every generation has a method of storytelling to pass its collected wisdom to the next. This book helps us connect the themes of a modern television legend to the timeless myths of the past.”
Ken Deep
Co-host Doctor Who Podshock
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword: Dream the Myth Onwards
Simon Guerrier
Preface: The Mythology of a Legend
Barnaby Edwards
Canon, Myth and Memory in Doctor Who
C.B. Harvey

Holy Terror and Fallen Demigod: The Doctor as Myth
Neil Clarke

I Am Vengeance, I Am the Night, I Am . . . the Doctor?
Leslie McMurtry

A Professor’s lesson for the Doctor:
The Doctor’s sub-creative journey toward Middle-earth
Anthony S. Burdge

Life During Wartime:
An Analysis of Wartime Morality in Doctor Who
Melissa Beattie

“It Turns Out they Died for Nothing”:
Doctor Who and the Idea of Sacrificial Death
Melody Green

Doctor Who and the Valkyrie Tradition, Part 1:
The Valiant Child and the Bad Wolf
Kristine Larsen

Doctor Who and the Valkyrie Tradition, Part 2:
Goddesses, Battle Demons, Wives and Daughters
Jessica Burke

The Doctor or the (post) modern Prometheus (tentatively titled)
Vincent O’Brien

“Mythology makes you feel something”:
The Russell T. Davies Era as sentimental Journey
Matt Hills

Afterword:
Anne Petty

MDNG_CoverTHE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF NEIL GAIMAN

Print Edition: $15.00
Paperback: 292 pages
Language: English
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1482326809
ISBN-13: 978-1482326802
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
Original Cover Art by Catherine Sparsidis

“I have Mythological Dimensions. You cannot see them, but they are there.” —Neil Gaiman, journal.neilgaiman.com, Dec. 16, 2010

“As the many Gaiman stories analyzed in this book attest, our entertainment and intellectual lives are never the same once we read or hear his words, and if we follow his example, we too can bring magic to our madness.”

—Lynnette Porter,Professor at Embry-Riddle University, contributing editor/columnist for PopMatters

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“The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman is a must-have for anybody interested in the history and development of fantasy. Its fifteen intelligent, scholarly, and very readable essays& examine Gaiman’s work in light of the literary, mythic, and pop-cultural influences that have shaped him as a writer as well as his own on-going influence on the field of fantastic literature.”
—Delia Sherman, author of The Freedom Maze

“A marvelously erudite and impressive compendium of insightful glosses to and upon mythmaker Neil Gaiman’s splendid work.”
—Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, author of The Keltiad fantasy series and Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison

“Neil Gaiman has clearly captured the imagination of a generation of fantasy readers, including the authors featured in this book.”
—Matthew Dow Smith is an American Comic Book Writer and Illustrator

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

The Muse in the Black Leather Jacket: A Kind of Introduction

by Matthew Dow Smith

Preface

Magic and Dreams and Good Madness

By Lynnette Porter

CHAPTERS

The Authors and the Critics: Gaiman, Tolkien & Beowulf

Jason Fisher

The Problem with Bod: Examining the Evolution of Neil Gaiman’s Response to C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle in “The Problem of Susan” and The Graveyard Book

Chelsey Kendig

Ravens, Librarians and Beautiful Ladies: Bakhtinian Dialogueism in the Gothic Mythology of Neil Gaiman and George McDonald

Melody Green

What Ever Happened to the Time Lord? Mythology and Fandom in Neil Gaiman’s Contributions To Unfolding Texts

Matt Hills

So Long and Thanks for all the Dents!

A Guide for the Hitchhiker through the Worlds of Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman

Anthony Burdge

Consorting with the Gods: Exploring Gaiman’s Pan-Pantheon

Harley J. Sims

Gaiman: The Teller of Tales and The Fairy Tale Tradition

Leslie Drury

The Best Things come in threes: The Triple Goddess in the Works of Neil Gaiman

Tony Keen

Women’s Magic: Witches and the Works of Neil Gaiman

Jessica Burke

Fables and Reflections: Doubles, Duality and Mirrors in the Fiction of Neil Gaiman

Samuel Brooker

Through a Telescope Backwards: Tripping the Light Fantastic in the Gaiman Universe

Kristine Larsen

The Eternal Carnival of the Myth: Or How to Kill Myths and Live Happy

Camillo A. Formigatti

“It Starts with Doors” Blurred Boundaries and Portals in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Tanya Carinae Pell Jones

The End of the World as We Know it: Neil Gaiman and the Future of Mythology

Lynn Gelfand

The Playful Palimpsest of Gaiman’s Sequential StoryTelling

Colin B. Harvey

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