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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
Book
x, 156 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Community, or "power with"
  • Dialectic, or "power from"
  • Oppression, or "power over"
  • Dis-, re-, un-empowered: journeying and environment
  • Conclusion: morality and environment.
With the box office successes of movies based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, familiarity with J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth is growing. Unfortunately, scholarship dealing with Middle-Earth itself is comparatively rare in Tolkien studies, and students and scholars seeking greater insight have few resources. Similarly, although public concern for the environment is widespread and "going green" has never been trendier, ecocriticism is also an underserved area of literary studies. Arda Inhabited fills a gap in both areas by combining ecocritical and broader postmodern concerns with the growing appreciation for Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Susan Jeffers looks at the way different groups and individuals in The Lord of the Rings interact with their environments. Drawing substantially on ecocritical theory, she argues that there are three main ways these groups relate to their setting: "power with, " "power from, " and "power over." Ents, Hobbits, and Elves have "power with" their environments. Dwarves and Men draw "power from" their place, interacting with the world symbolically or dialectically. Sauron, Saruman, and Orcs all stand as examples of narcissistic solipsism that attempts to exercise "power over" the environment. Jeffers further considers how wanderers in Middle-Earth interact with the world in light of these three categories and examines how these relationships reflect Tolkien's own moral paradigm. Arda Inhabited responds to environmental critics such as Neil Evernden and Christopher Manes, as well as to other touchstones of postmodern thought such as Hegel, DeSaussure, Adorno, and Deleuze and Guattari. It blends their ideas with the analyses of Tolkien scholars such as Patrick Curry, Verlyn Flieger, and Tom Shippey and builds on the work of other scholars who have looked at environment and Tolkien such as Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans. Arda Inhabited demonstrates how Tolkien studies enhances ecocriticism with a fresh examination of interconnection and environment, and ecocriticism enriches Tolkien studies with new ways of reading his work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606352014 20160617
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
310 p.
  • pt. 1. The ring
  • pt. 2. The cross.
Book
211 p. 18 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

86. El viaje de Frodo [2010]

Book
93 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
38 p.
Green Library
Book
ix, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • List of figures List of contributors Introduction: Ringbearers 1. Following in the Footsteps of Fellowship: A Tale of There and Back Again text/translation/tolkienisation . Douglas Brown & Tanya Krzywinska 2. When Fans become Players: LOTRO in a transmedial world perspective. Lisbeth Klastrup & Susana Tosca 3. The Place of Role-playing in MMORPGs. Esther MacCallum-Stewart 4. Narrative Generation in The Lord of the Rings Online. Gordon Calleja 5. From the Demonic Tradition to Art-Evil in Digital Games: Monstrous Pleasures in Lord of the Rings Online. Frans Mayra 6. Crafting in The Lord of the Rings Online. Justin Parsler 7. Unrealistic Expectations. Richard A. Bartle Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719082924 20160607
*Ringbearers* collects together essays by established and leading figures within Game Studies, each focused on different aspects of the Massively Multiplayer Online game The Lord of the Rings Online. The authors played the game extensively, yet they each come to it with different questions. Some essays focus on what players do with and in the game, whether that means asking about the opportunities provided for role-play or asking how the knowledge that fans bring to the game informs their experience of it. Others focus on the design of the game: for example the handling of narrative and its temporal dimensions, the articulation of core themes into ludic form, or the representational and aural strategies used. Moral rhetorics solicit discussion from various perspectives, as does the treatment of horror and the 'other'. Particular game mechanics are analysed in detail such as the game's crafting economy, or, more generally, the development of improbable conventions that players have learned to accept as the grammar of games. As well as Design, Media and Game Studies students and scholars, Ringbearers will also prove of interest to those studying adaptation and to scholar-fans of JRR Tolkein's massively influential and popular fictional work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719082924 20160607
Green Library
Book
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
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Book
x, 497 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Tolkien's works have been an inspiration to readers for many decades. Within these pages are some of the most poetic- and profound - illustrations of LOTR's effects on its audiences, both literary and cinematic... I couldn't put it down! Renee Alper, Founder of the American Hobbit Association.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780974084190 20160527
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vi, 504 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
234 p. ; 23 cm.
While the success of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is remarkable, it's certainly no mystery. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as "old-fashioned, " we eagerly welcome the message of these tales: we have free will, our choices matter, and truth can be known. Matthew Dickerson investigates the importance of free will and moral choices in Tolkien's Middle Earth, where moral victory, rather than military success, is the "real" story. He explores Christian themes throughout, including salvation, grace, and judgment. Following Gandalf will delight veteran Tolkien fans and offer new fans an impressive introduction to his major works. Engaging and theologically thought-provoking, it will interest pastors, students, seminarians, and layreaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587430855 20160527
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296 p. illus. 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
416 p. : fold. map ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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160 p. 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
242 pages ; 21 cm.
"A high-tension, sexy, political thriller in which freelance CIA agent Malko Linge brings a project to his bosses that could blow open a ring of Russian spies operating in the United States. At a benefit dinner, Austrian playboy and CIA freelancer Malko Linge meets an intriguing woman, Zhanna Khrenkov, who has an unusual proposal. She will disclose everything she knows about her husband Alexei's business if Malko will get rid of Alexei's younger, British mistress. Appalled, Malko refuses--until Zhanna reveals her husband's real job: head of a ring of Russian spies operating undercover inside the U.S. For Malko's CIA contacts, this is a highly necessary job; for Malko, it is a highly sensitive one. He will move cautiously from Vienna to London to Moscow, trying to find the right balance of winning Zhanna's trust without compromising his moral integrity"-- Provided by publisher.
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Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 3 1/8 in. + 2 booklets.
"J.R.R. Tolkien's first published novel is the subject of this GameCube release, which follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins as he stumbles upon The One Ring. The action takes place from a third-person perspective as players guide Baggins around a 3D-modeled Middle Earth."--AllGame guide.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
151 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung : Fantasy und Fans / Anna Stache
  • Männlichkeiten, Paarbeziehungen und Sexualität in der Kino-Trilogie "Der Herr der Ringe" : Sozialisationstheoretische Überlegungen / Anna Stache
  • Elemente geschlecterbezogener Rezeption der Trilogie "Der Herr der Ringe" / Bettina Damaris Lange
  • Die Herr der Ringe-Convention (Ring*Con) : Ein Event für Fantasy-Fans / Astrid Vormschlag
  • Im Phantasieland Tolkiens : Fantasy-Rollenspiele : Ein adoleszentes Gruppenspiel um Identitätsentwürfe / Ramona Kahl
  • Die Macht guter Geschichten : Entwicklungen und Elemente des Fantasy-Genres / Andrea Gerhardt
  • Resümee : Tiefenhermeneutische Ergebnisse zum "Herrn der Ringe" im Spektrum aktueller Fanstudien zum Fantasy-Genre / Anna Stache.
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