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Tolkien Studies Volume 16 is available

Nov 24 (edited)
2019/11/24 3:22:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

The West Virginia University Press is now shipping Tolkien Studies Volume XVI (16). These are now only available in paperback sadly, but the content in each year's issue is always quite good.

(Note that the WVU website says there is a 30% off coupon for all their books, but Tolkien Studies counts as a "journal" not a book so the coupon does not apply).

Price is $60 (individual, USA), $70 (individual, international) and higher for institutions.
Website to order is https://wvupressonline.com/journals/tolkien_studies

Contents:
  • Editors' Introduction
  • by Michael D. C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger, David Bratman, p. 1
  • Acknowledgements, p. 2
  • In Memoriam [of Jared C. Lobdell]
  • by Richard C. West, pp. 3-4
  • Conventions and Abbreviations, pp. 5-8
  • Enta Geweorc and the Work of Ents
  • by Luke J. Chambers, pp. 9-20
  • Tolkien's Treasures: Marvellous Objects in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • by Marie H. Loughlin, pp. 21-58
  • Flowers and Steel: The Necessity of War in Feminist Tolkien Scholarship
  • by Anika Jensen, pp. 59-72
  • The Kings of the Mark: Tolkien's Naming Process and His Views on Language Evolution
  • by J. M. Silk, pp. 73-89
  • The Art of Eternal Disaster: Tolkien's Apocalypse and the Road to Healing
  • by Megan N. Fontenot, pp. 91-109
  • Mother Music
  • by John Rosegrant, pp. 111-131
  • A Letter from Father Murray
  • by Richard C. West, pp. 133-139
  • Not Where He Eats, but Where He Is Eaten: Bilbo's Bread and Butter Simile
  • by Thomas P. Hillman, p. 141
  • Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth by Catherine McIlwaine, and: Tolkien Treasures by Catherine McIlwaine (review)
  • by Denis Bridoux, pp. 143-170
  • The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R Tolkien (review)
  • by Jennifer Rogers, pp. 170-174
  • Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, Its Precursors, and Its Legacies ed. by Dimitra Fimi and Thomas Honegger (review)
  • by David Bratman, pp. 174-178
  • The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2016
  • by David Bratman, Jason Fisher, John Wm. Houghton, John Magoun, Kate Neville, Robin Anne Reid, pp. 179-254
  • Bibliography (in English) for 2017
  • by David Bratman, pp. 255-271
  • Notes on Contributors, pp. 273-275
  • Errata, p. 277

  • [Edit - updated to clarify the In Memoriam article is about Jared C. Lobdell and by Richard C. West. All contents come from Project MUSE]

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    Nov 24
    2019/11/24 9:29:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
    Each year, I'm hoping the price will decreased since it's paperback. I can't afford it since n°13 and 70$ is really too much.
    Nov 24
    2019/11/24 10:04:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

    Urulókë wrote:
    These are now only available in paperback sadly, but the content in each year's issue is always quite good.

    For those with institutional access to ProjectMuse this journal as well all the previous ones is available for download. Tolkien Studies at ProjectMuse
    Nov 24
    2019/11/24 16:04:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
    I gave up buying TStudies years ago. I think I have up to IX (2012); always intended to buy X to round it out on the shelf, but never quite got around to it. Didn't realise it wasn't publishing in Hb anymore. And the price is still $70?! No thanks.
    Dec 3
    2019/12/3 18:09:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
    Updated the original post to clarify the In Memoriam article source and contents, because David Bratman was evidently asked about it.
    Dec 3
    2019/12/3 18:14:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

    Urulókë wrote:
    Updated the original post to clarify the In Memoriam article source and contents, because David Bratman was evidently asked about it.

    Do they not use Print on Demand for Tolkien Studies? If not why not?
    Dec 3
    2019/12/3 18:25:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

    Trotter wrote:

    Do they not use Print on Demand for Tolkien Studies? If not why not?

    As of Volume XII (2015) when they switched to paperback, they are. Issues 2 through 11 are available as digital editions as well, so perhaps those will be reprinted as PoD someday.
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