Tolkien the Medievalist
Edited by Jane Chance
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Tolkien the Medievalist by Jane Chance
Book DescriptionInterdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415473484
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Chance
Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages, Paperback (July 2009)
This collection examines how J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to fashion a critique of the modern world that is postmodern in implication, subversive in nature, and oddly still traditionalist in motivation, in a way that is relevant to current debate over forging workable cross-cultural coalitions on pressing global problems.
Literary Subversions of Medieval Women, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Jane Chance
A study of medieval women as post-colonial writers that defines the literary strategies of subversion by which they authorized their alterity within the dominant tradition.
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Author Biography - Jane Chance
Jane Chance, Professor of English, teaches medieval literature and J. R. R. Tolkien, at Rice University. Among her seventeen books are Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England and The Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power and two guest-edited issues of Studies in Medievalism. She also edits two series, the Library of Medieval Women and the Greenwood Guide to Historic Events in the Medieval World.
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