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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on JRR Tolkien and His Works

Zurich, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.

This volume "binds" a collection of selected papers that emerged from the J.R.R. Tolkien-lecture-series initiated at the University of Augsburg in 2014. Each of the papers is representative of the editors' interest in the interdisciplinary potentials of Tolkien's works and the joint venture to make his legacy visible and accessible from the viewpoint of numerous academic disciplines. Our contributors are experts as well as junior scholars from the fields of Literature and Linguistics, Geography, History, as well as Communications and Cultural Studies.

Table of contents

Stephan Köser (with Monika Kirner-Ludwig & Sebastian Streitberger)
The Tolkien Journey at the University of Augsburg

Thomas Honegger
"Meet the Professor" A Present-day Colleague's View of Tolkien's Academic Life and Work

Monika Kirner-Ludwig
A Meta-pragmatic and Discourse-analytical Approach to Tolkien's "Beowulf The Monsters and the Critics": A Deliberate Look at its Edges, not its Center

Heike Krebs
"One trailer to bring them all and in the darkness bind them?" Lord of the Rings Trailers and their Communicative Functions

Birgit Schwan
Searching "For a Better Rhythm, or a Better Word or Phrase": Tolkien's Re-Telling of the Legend of King Arthur in Alliterative Metre

Heike Schwarz
Wounds That Can(not) Be Wholly Cured: Ecopsychology, Solastalgia and Mental Substainability in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Magdalena Spachmann
Ethereal Elvish and Horrid Orkish: An Attempt to Capture J.R.R. Tolkien's Controversial Theory of Linguistic Aesthetics and Phonetic Fitness

Sebastian Streitberger
Concepts of Space in Middle-earth‘s Landscapes or the Potential of Fantasy and Film for School Geography

Sabine Timpf
Insights into Mapping the Imagined World of J.R.R. Tolkien

Carolin Tober
How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Kennings to Make The Lord of the Rings into a Medieval Epic for the 20th Century

Oliver M. Traxel
Exploring the Linguistic Past through the Work(s) of J.R.R. Tolkien: Some Points of Orientation from English Language History

Christine Vogt-William
Tolkien's Green Man: The Racialised Cultural Other Within and Green Spaces in The Lord of the Rings