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xvii, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Chronology: J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works
  • Introduction: a voice for the dispossessed
  • "Queer" hobbits: the problem of difference in the shire
  • The Political hobbit: the fellowship of the ring
  • Knowledge, language, and power: the two towers
  • Power and the community: the return of the king
  • Conclusion: heroic narraive and the power of structure.
An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork explores its "mythology of power" - that is, how power, politics and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the 20th-century parallels presented in the trilogy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
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1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : illustrations
  • April 9, 1960
  • Walsh
  • Glory days
  • The forties
  • The fifties
  • Twilight
  • Knocked out
  • Brothers.
Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, 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. 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 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 extraordinary story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20180521
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x, 251 p. : ill.
Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, 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. 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 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 extraordinary story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20180521
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x, 251 p. : ill.
Book
237 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
135 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xvii, 279 pages ; 22 cm
  • Foreword-- Alister McGrath Introduction Part I: On Myth Chapter 1. A Theology of Beauty Chapter 2. Primary Truth Part II: On Creation Chapter 3. The Light of Being Chapter 4. Incarnate Beings Chapter 5. The Wonder of Being Part III: On Language Chapter 6. The Law of the LogosChapter 7. The Song of Luthien Part IV: On Good and Evil Chapter 8. Being and Unbeing Chapter 9. The Splendor of Being Part V: On Tragic Heroism Chapter 10. The Tragedy of TurinChapter 11. Hope Without Guarantees Part VI: On Women Chapter 12. Tolkien and Feminist CriticismChapter 13. The Transcendental Feminine Chapter 14. The Renunciation of Power Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137553447 20161010
In this book, Lisa Coutras explores the structure and complexity of J.R.R. Tolkien's narrative theology, synthesizing his Christian worldview with his creative imagination. She illustrates how, within the framework of a theological aesthetics, transcendental beauty is the unifying principle that integrates all aspects of Tolkien's writing, from pagan despair to Christian joy. J.R.R. Tolkien's Christianity is often held in an unsteady tension with the pagan despair of his mythic world. Some critics portray these as incompatible, while Christian analysis tends to oversimplify the presence of religious symbolism. This polarity of opinion testifies to the need for a unifying interpretive lens. The fact that Tolkien saw his own writing as "religious" and "Catholic, " yet was preoccupied with pagan mythology, nature, language, and evil, suggests that these areas were wholly integrated with his Christian worldview. Tolkien's Theology of Beauty examines six structural elements, demonstrating that the author's Christianity is deeply embedded in the narrative framework of his creative imagination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137553447 20161010
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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252 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Thomas Mann
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • J. R.R. Tolkien
  • Siegfried Lenz
  • Conclusion.
"Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature" is a collection of great and imaginative essays that explore the theme of magnificent and aesthetically interesting houses in twentieth century European literature. It focuses especially on important works by Thomas Mann, Evelyn Waugh, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Siegfried Lenz, while also discussing other significant houses in modern European literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433118470 20160608
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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44 p. : col. ill., ports. (1 col.) ; 28 cm.
  • Ways of worldmaking : J.R.R. Tolkien / Curtis L. Carter
  • "A masterpiece of the future" : a brief history of Marquette's J.R.R. Tolkien collection / Matt Blessing
  • The AB language lives / Arne Zettersten
  • J.R.R. Tolkien biography
  • Select Tolkien bibliography
  • Works in the exhibition / Annemarie Sawkins.
"The exhibition ... [and catalog] represents a collaboration between the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Archives. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the international conference The lord of the rings, 1954-2004: scholarship in honor of Dr. Richard E. Blackwelder at Marquette University (October 22-23, 2004) ... the aim of the exhibiton is to examine in a scholarly context and for the public the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in the Marquette University collection ... presented with the cooperation of Christopher Tolkien, The J.R.R. Tolkien Estate Limited and The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust ... Curtis L. Carter, director"--Acknowledgments, p. 4.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction / Jane Chance
  • pt. 1. J.R.R. Tolkien as a medieval scholar : modern contexts. 2. "An industrious little devil" : E.V. Gordon as friend and collaborator with Tolkien / Douglas A. Anderson
  • 3. "There would always be a fairy-tale" : J.R.R. Tolkien and the folklore controversy / Verlyn Flieger
  • 4. A kind of mid-wife : J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis--sharing influence / Andrew Lazo
  • 5. "I wish to speak" : Tolkien's voice in his Beowulf essay / Mary Faraci
  • 6. Middle-earth, the Middle Ages, and the Aryan nation : myth and history in World War II / Christine Chism
  • pt. 2. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the rings and medieval literary and mythological texts/contexts. 7. Tolkien's Wild Men : from medieval to modern / Verlyn Flieger
  • 8. The valkyrie reflex in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the rings : Galadriel, Shelob, ʹEowyn, and Arwen / Leslie A. Donovan
  • 9. Exilic imagining in The Seafarer and The Lord of the rings / Miranda Wilcox
  • 10. "Oathbreakers, why have ye come?" : Tolkien's "Passing of the Grey Company" and the twelfth-century Exercitus mortuorum / Margaret A. Sinex
  • pt. 3. J.R.R. Tolkien : the texts/contexts of medieval patristics, theology, and iconography. 11. Augustine in the cottage of lost play : the Ainulindalë as asterisk cosmogony / John William Houghton
  • 12. The "music of the spheres" : relationships between Tolkien's The Silmarillion and medieval cosmological and religious theory / Bradford Lee Eden
  • 13. The anthropology of Arda : creation, theology, and the race of Men / Jonathan Evans
  • 14. "A land without stain" : medieval images of Mary and their use in the characterization of Galadriel / Michael W. Maher
  • pt. 4. J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion mythology : medievalized retextualization and theory. 15. The great chain of reading : (inter- )textual relations and the technique of mythopoesis in the Tʹurin story / Gergely Nagy
  • 16. Real-world myth in a secondary world : mythological aspects in the story of Beren and Lʹuthien / Richard C. West.
Interdisciplinary 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415289443 20160527
Green Library
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xiii, 262 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The critic as monster: Tolkien's lectures, prefaces, and foreword
  • The king under the mountain: Tolkien's children's story
  • The Christian king: Tolkien's fairy-stories
  • The Germanic lord: Tolkien's medieval parodies
  • The lord of the rings: Tolkien's epic.
J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for mediaeval literary, religious and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. This study discusses not only such classics as "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion", but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences - from pagan epic to Christian legend - that formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his "mythology for England".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813190204 20160528
Green Library
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x, 261 p. ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction PART I: QUEST FANTASY 2. Ethics and Form in The Lord of the Rings 3. Ethics and Form in Harry Potter 4. Ethics and Form in the Quest-fantasy PART II: PARANORMAL ROMANCE 5. Ethics and Form in Twilight 6. Comparisons and Conclusion Conclusion Notes Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137469687 20160618
Fantasy literature is often regarded as formally schematic and predictable. In this book, Lykke Guanio-Uluru demonstrates that even as popular fantasy texts like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Twilight share common structures and tropes, they put these tropes to highly diverse ethical uses. While the archetypal symbol of the tree is used to link and structure values in The Lord of the Rings, both Harry Potter and Twilight are organized around the figures of the vampire and the shape-shifter. Simultaneously, while the vampire is tied to evil in Harry Potter, in Twilight the same figure is associated with the 'highest good'. Paying attention both to more unconscious forms of valuing expressed through the use of symbols and to the more explicit ethical reflection of central characters in these texts, Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature suggests a new way of looking at ethics and form in fantasy narratives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137469687 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 231 p. : ill.
  • Early New Zealand films and western voy(ag)eurs
  • 1940-1990 : New Zealand film landscapes for prospective 'cinenauts'
  • The legacy of The piano : film-tourist geographies and the aesthetic of the sublime
  • From Ngati to Whale rider : the filmic journey of the indigenous traveller
  • From Mt. Fuji to Mt. Taranaki : D'paysement and celebrity worship in The last samurai
  • 'Welcome to New Zealand, home of middle earth' : heterotopian impulse, western anxiety and spatial identity in The lord of the rings
  • Conclusions.
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xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Early New Zealand films and western voy(ag)eurs
  • 1940-1990 : New Zealand film landscapes for prospective 'cinenauts'
  • The legacy of The piano : film-tourist geographies and the aesthetic of the sublime
  • From Ngati to Whale rider : the filmic journey of the indigenous traveller
  • From Mt. Fuji to Mt. Taranaki : D'paysement and celebrity worship in The last samurai
  • 'Welcome to New Zealand, home of middle earth' : heterotopian impulse, western anxiety and spatial identity in The lord of the rings
  • Conclusions.
Green Library
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xix, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Diana Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the "Guardian" Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in "The Lord of the Rings" and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, "Something About the Author", details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. "Reflections" is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780385654036 20160610
Green Library

17. J.R.R. Tolkien [2004]

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xi, 139 p. ; 24 cm.
  • A career begins
  • Boyhood
  • Internal resources
  • At Leeds and Oxford
  • Family
  • Fellowship
  • Authorship
  • War, politics, and religion
  • Culminations.
The revered author of the world's most popular fantasy works, 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', Professor Tolkien's contribution to literary history is assured. This biographical text provides coverage of his life and work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780791078471 20160528
Green Library
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398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22cm.
This biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of "The Lord of the Rings". The period of Tolkien's life in which he fought in the Great War has remained largely unexplored and unresearched by his many and various biographers - this volume concentrates specifically on this period and relates it to his creation of some of the world's best-loved literary works. Written specifically for a general audience, and not just Tolkien fans, this book allows Tolkien's life, work, inspiration and success to be viewed from a new viewpoint. Having lost many of his friends from school and university in World War I, this, coupled with his time spent as a signaller in the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers, had a profound impact on him. As did, it would seem, the writing of G.B. Smith, a close friend who was sadly lost in the War. Invalided home from the Somme, Tolkien was able to reflect on his life, and John Garth agues that, far from being a flight of fancy, "The Lord of the Rings" is, in fact, a product of his wartime experiences and stands as a great war novel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780007119523 20160527
Green Library
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x, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbitt", "The Lord of the Rings" and "Silmarillion" have long been recognized as among the most popular fiction of the 20th century, and most critical analysis of Tolkien has centred on these novels. Granted access by the Tolkien estate and the Bodleian Library in Oxford to Tolkien's unpublished writings, Verlyn Flieger uses them here to shed new light on his better known works, revealing a new dimension of his fictive vision and giving added depth of meaning to his writing. Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie" - captures the wonder and peril of travel into other worlds, other times, other modes of consciousness. Reading his work, we "fall wide asleep" into a dream more real than ordinary waking experience, and emerge with a new perception of the waking world. Flieger explores Tolkien's use of dream as time-travel in his unfinished stories "The Lost Road" and "The Notion Club Papers" as well as in "The Lord of the Rings" and his shorter fiction and poetry. Analyzing Tolkien's treatment of time and time-travel, Flieger shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical. He achieved in his fiction a double perspective of time that enabled him to see in the mirror of the past the clouded reflection of the present. "A Question of Time" places J.R.R. Tolkien firmly in the mainstream of modern writers, and should appeal to anyone interested in imaginative fiction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873385749 20160527
Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie" - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873386999 20160528
Green Library
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254 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Tolkien : an overview of his life and career
  • The hobbit and other works for children
  • The lord of the rings
  • The Silmarillion
  • Poetry
  • Works of scholarship
  • Other lectures, stories, art, letters
  • Unfinished tales and The history of Middle-Earth
  • The impact of Tolkien's writings : a personal reflection / by Joe Christopher.
Green Library

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