just put this year's volume of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review up for advance order, and Michael Drout was kind enough to provide me with a summary of the contents, which I have included below. The book (these journal issues really are books, with 300+ pages each, hard covers, and a lot of good reading in-between) is due to be released in late May. If you pre-order from, they are currently offering an additional 5% off the lowest price they end up offering between now and the release of the book (it works out to less than $36 if you live in the United States.)


Revenge and Moral Judgement in Tolkien

Brian Rosebury

Rosebury on Tolkien: A Checklist

Douglas A. Anderson

"With chunks of poetry in between": The Lord of the Rings and Saga Poetics

Carl Phelpstead

The Myth of the Ent and the Entwife

Corey Olsen

Showing Saruman as Faber: Tolkien and Peter Jackson

James Davis

Boromir, Byrhtnoth, and Bayard: Finding a Language for Grief in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Lynn Forest-Hill

Three Rings for-whom exactly? And why? Justifying the disposition of the Three Elven Rings

Jason Fisher

Chaucer as a Philologist

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Reeve's Tale (1939)

J.R.R. Tolkien

Steiner on Tolkien

Ross Smith

Tolkien, Oxford's Eccentric Don (1973) [trans. Ross Smith]

George Steiner

Book Reviews

Book Notes

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies

David Bratman

Bibliography for 2006