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Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers.
Music recording
1 online resource.
  • Symphony #1 : "The lord of the rings" / Johan de Meij (40:29)
  • Diamond variations / Robert Jager (12:46)
  • Irish tune from County Derry / Percy Grainger ; arr. H.R. Kent (4:20)
  • Molly on the shore / Percy Grainger (4:12)
  • Tulsa / Don Gillis ; arr. M. Ford (10:11).
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file)
  • Symphonie no. 1 : Le seigneur des anneaux = Symphony no. 1 : The lord of the rings / Johan de Meij
  • Spartacus / Jan van der Roost
  • A Barrie North celebration / André Jutras.
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file).
  • Lord of the Rings / Johan de Meij (41:13)
  • The firebird suite / Igor Stravinsky ; arranged by Thomas Knox (20:07).
Music recording
1 online resource.
  • Lord of the Rings. Gandalf (The Wizard) ; Lothlorien (The Elvenwood) ; Gollum (Sm'eagol) ; Journey in the Dark ; Hobbits / Johan de Meij (41:15)
  • The Firebird Suite / Igor Stravinsky (20:06).
1 digital video file
Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Kim talks about how in November 2001, the value proposition for Lord of the Rings was mixed. There was no movie yet and movie producer Peter Jackson had a questionable record. There was a lot of uncertainty over the successful prospect of the movies. However, the core team took an entrepreneurial attitude and decided to see what they could make of the opportunity.
xi, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
  • The Rings of Tolkien and Plato - Lessons in Power, Choice and Morality-- the Cracks of Doom - Threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's Rings of Power-- "My Precious"-- Tolkien's Fetishized Ring-- Tolkien's Secrets of happiness-- the Quests of Sam and Gollum for the Happy Life-- "Farewell to Lorien" - the Boumded Joy of Existentialists and Elves-- Uberhobbits - Tolkien, Nietzsche and the Will to Power-- Tolkien and the Nature of Evil-- Virtue and Vice in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Choosing to Die - The Gift of Mortality in Middle-Earth-- the Quest Starts with the Past- Tolkien, Modernism and the Importance of Tradition-- Tolkien's green Time - Environmental Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Providence and the Dramatic Unity of "The Lord of the Rings"-- Talking Trees and Walking Mountains - Buddhist and Taoist Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Sam and Frodo's Excellent Adventure - Tolkien's Journey Motif-- "The Lord of the Rings" as an Epic Fairy Tale - Tolkien's Eucatastrophe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
"The Lord of the Rings" is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of "The Lord of the Rings" shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In this volume, 17 young philosophy professors all of then ardent Tolkien fans address some of the issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with: the power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle Earth, time and mortality and philosophical questions and fairytale endings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
Green Library
387 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : illustrations
  • April 9, 1960
  • Walsh
  • Glory days
  • The forties
  • The fifties
  • Twilight
  • Knocked out
  • Brothers.
"Under legendary and beloved coach John Walsh, the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate boxing, University of Wisconsin boxers won eight NCAA team championships and thirty-eight individual titles from 1933 to 1960. Badger boxers included heroes like Woody Swancutt, who later helped initiate the Strategic Air Command, and rogues like Sidney Korshak, later the most influential and feared mob attorney in the United States. A young fighter from Louisville named Cassius Clay also boxed in the Wisconsin Field House during this dazzling era."
"But in April 1960, collegiate boxing was forever changed when Charlie Mohr - Wisconsin's finest and most popular boxer, an Olympic team prospect - slipped into a coma after an NCAA tournament bout in Madison. Suddenly, not just Mohr's life but the entire sport of college boxing was in peril. It was to be the last NCAA boxing tournament ever held. Lords of the Ring tells the whole story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm and boxing records and memorabilia."--Jacket.
x, 251 p. : ill.
This is a book on the glory days and tragic end of college boxing. "Lords of the Ring" revives the exciting era - now forgotten - when college boxing attracted huge crowds, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before 11,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden, collegiate boxers battled before 15,000 fans in Madison...Wisconsin. "Lords of the Ring" tells the whole extraordinary story of how and why this popular college sport abruptly ended in 1960, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records, and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20160619
xviii, 403 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Music recording
1 online resource.
  • Gandalf (The wizard) (6:11) - Lothlórien (The Elvenwood) (7:25)
  • Gollum (Sméagol) (9:53)
  • Journey in the dark (The Mines of Moria ; The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm) (8:50)
  • Hobbits (8:58).
xxi, 399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments List of Interviews Abbreviations Introduction: Sequel-itis PART ONE: THE FILM 1. Prudent Aggression 2. Not Your Father's Tolkien 3. Handcrafting a Blockbuster PART TWO: BUILDING THE FRANCHISE 4. Flying Billboards and FAQs 5. Click to View Trailer 6. Fans on the Margins, Pervy Hobbit Fanciers, and Partygoers PART III: BEYOND THE MOVIE 7. Licenses to Print Money 8. Interactive Middle-earth PART IV: THE LASTING POWER OF THE RINGS 9. Fantasy Come True 10. Right in Your Own Backyard Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
"Once in a lifetime." The phrase comes up over and over from the people who worked on Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings". The film's seventeen Oscars, record-setting earnings, huge fan base, and hundreds of ancillary products attest to its importance and to the fact that Rings is far more than a film. Its makers seized a crucial moment in Hollywood - the special effects digital revolution plus the rise of "infotainment" and the Internet - to satisfy the trilogy's fans while fostering a huge new international audience. The resulting franchise of franchises has earned billions of dollars to date with no end in sight. Kristin Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie's scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, video games, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact Rings had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema. In fast-paced, compulsively readable prose, she affirms Jackson's Rings as one the most important films ever made.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
1 online resource (44 min.).
Looks at the planet Saturn and its fascinating rings; how they may have been created; how the latest probes have answered questions and revealed new mysteries about the planet, and how Saturn's moon Titan may hold more resources of petroleum than Earth will ever need.
310 p.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Ring Chapter 3 The Pagan Tolkien Chapter 4 The Christian Tolkien: A Response to Ronald Hutton Chapter 5 The Entwives: Investigating the Spritual Core ofLord of the Rings Chapter 6 "Like Heathen Kings:" Religion as Palimpsest in Tolkien's Fiction Chapter 7 Confronting the World's Weirdness: J. R. R. Tolkien'sThe Children of Hurin Chapter 8 Eru Erased: The Minimalist Cosmology ofThe Lord of the Rings Chapter 9 The Ring and the Cross: How J. R. R. Tolkien Became a Christian Writer Part 10 Part II: The Cross Chapter 11 Redeeming Sub-Creation Chapter 12 Catholic Scholar, Catholic Sub-Creator Chapter 13 "An Age Comes On:" J. R. R. Tolkien and the English Catholic Sense of History Chapter 14 The Lord of the Rings and the Catholic Understanding of Community Chapter 15 Tracking Catholic Influence inThe Lord of the Rings Chapter 16 Saintly and Distant Mothers Chapter 17 The "Last Battle" as a Johannine Ragnarok: Tolkien and the Universal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611470659 20160606
The conversation, sometimes heated, about the influence of Christianity on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien has a long history. What has been lacking is a forum for a civilized discussion about the topic, as well as a chronological overview of the major arguments and themes that have engaged scholars about the impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. The Ring and the Cross addresses these two needs through an articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611470659 20160606
vi, 243 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Middle-Earth, The lord of the rings, and international relations
  • Order, justice, and Middle-Earth
  • Thinking about international relations and Middle-Earth
  • Middle-Earth and three great debates in international relations
  • Middle-Earth, levels of analysis, and war
  • Middle-Earth and feminist theory
  • Middle-Earth and feminist analysis of conflict
  • Middle-Earth as a source of inspiration and enrichment
  • Conclusion: international relations and our many worlds.
Based on their successful undergraduate course at the University of Southern California, Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James provide an introduction to International Relations using J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastically popular trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Because Tolkien's major themes---such as good versus evil and human agency versus determinism---are perennially relevant to International Relations, "The Lord of the Rings" is well suited for application to the study of politics in our own world. This innovative combination of social science and humanities approaches to illustrate key concepts engages students and stimulates critical thinking in new and exciting ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472071821 20160609
Green Library


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