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23rd August 2015: Tolkien Conference 2016 - Call for Papers

Tolkien's Philosophy of Language

The topic of the 2016 Tolkien Conference will be "Tolkien's Philosophy of Language". The event will be held in the University of Jena from 6-8 May 2016. The Tolkien Conference is an annual event co-organized by Deutsche Tolkiengesellschaft and Walking Tree Publishers. A call for papers has been published. Read more here (pdf) or on the website of Deutsche Tolkiengesellschaft.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/16_jena.php )

7th July 2015: Representations of Nature in Middle-earth published

Representations of Nature in Middle-earth Walking Tree Publishers are proud to announce the publication of a new book Representations of Nature in Middle-earth. This collection of nine essays is edited by Martin Simonson.

Tolkien's portrayal of nature in Middle-earth has been interpreted in a variety of ways, often depending on the context of the reading. Some have seen Middle-earth and its potential destroyer, the Ring, as an allegory of the European continent under the threat of the atomic bomb, while others have embraced it as an artistic expression of the Green movement's agenda in the face of industrial abuse. Some have read nature in Tolkien's work in terms of myth and religion; yet others take the exhaustive descriptions of the physical environment as a sign that Middle-earth itself ... [read more]

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=117 )

26th June 2015: Tolkien's Poetry reviewed in Journal of Tolkien Research

A review by Andrew Higgins has been published in Journal of Tolkien Research.

Link to article here.

Link to journal here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=116 )

23rd June 2015: In the Nameless Wood reviewed in Mythlore

J.S. Ryan's In the Nameless Wood Explorations in the Philological Hinterland of Tolkien's Literary Creations has been reviewed in Mythlore

The review is reproduced here with kind permission.

Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy.

Link to the website of the Mythopoeic Society.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=115 )

22nd June 2015: Book reviews in Inklings Jahrbuch


Reviews of two of our books have been published in Inklings Jahrbuch 32:

- Barbara Kowalik (editor), O What a Tangled Web: Tolkien and Medieval Literature A View from Poland
- J.S. Ryan, In the Nameless Wood Explorations in the Philological Hinterland of Tolkien's Literary Creations

(Reviews published in German).

Inklings Jahrbuch is the review of Inklings Gesellschaft.

The website of Inklings Gesellschaft is www.inklings-gesellschaft.de

The reviews are reproduced on this website here with kind permission (you can also click on the individual covers above).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=114 )

19th May 2015: Book reviews in Hither Shore


Reviews of three of our books have been published in Hither Shore 11:

- J.S. Ryan, In the Nameless Wood Explorations in the Philological Hinterland of Tolkien's Literary Creations
- Thomas Honegger & Dirk Vanderbeke (editors), From Peterborough to Faëry The Poetics and Mechanics of Secondary Worlds
- Roberto Arduini & Claudio A. Testi (editors), Tolkien and Philosophy

The first of these reviews is in English, the subsequent two in German.

The reviews are reproduced on this website here with kind permission (you can also click on the individual covers above).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=113 )

23rd April 2015: Tolkien Seminar coming weekend

On Fairy-storiesJust a reminder that the Tolkien Seminar is taking place coming weekend in Aachen, Germany (1st to 3rd May 2015). For more information, please consult this page on the Deutsche Tolkiengesellschaft website.

This year's topic is "On Fairy-stories"

The event is supported by Walking Tree Publishers.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/15_aachen.php )

13th November 2014: Deep Roots in a Time of Frost published

Deep Roots in a Time of Frost Patrick Curry's new book, Deep Roots in a Time of Frost, Essays on Tolkien is now released. The new volume collects essays that were all previously published (some of them by us) but some of which may be difficult to track down, and which have never been released in one volume before.

In this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien's great work: enchantment, the Elves and Faërie, and the natural world of Middle-earth. He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien's ultimate concern ... [read more]

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=111 )

29th October 2014: The Broken Scythe reviewed in Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung

The Broken Scythe Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung have in their May 2014 edition published (in German) a review of The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung is the journal of Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung. The review is republished on this website here with kind permission.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=110 )

26th October 2014: Table of contents of Deep Roots in a Time of Frost

Deep Roots in a Time of Frost Patrick Curry's collection of essays is making good progress and is due to be published in mid November under the title Deep Roots in a Time of Frost. These essays have all been previously published (several by us) but some are little know and they have never before been made available in a single volume.

In this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien's great work: enchantment, the Elves and Faërie, and the natural world of Middle-earth. He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien's ultimate concern, 'Death and the desire for deathlessness.' Also illuminated, in contrast, is magic, as epitomised by the One Ring. Finally, he argues that the hobbits are exemplars of how to live in relation to enchantment: neither pursuing, nor avoiding, but honouring it.

The table of contents of this volume can be previewed here (along with some early reviews).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=109 )

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