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Below are the 13 most recent journal entries recorded in Tolkien Scholarship's LiveJournal:

Thursday, April 6th, 2006
11:18 pm
Tolkien lecture in the D.C. area!
For those of you interested, there will be a Tolkien lecture by Professor Verlyn Flieger at the University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 pm in room 6137 in McKeldin Library. Professor Flieger will discuss her book Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology, which will be available for purchase and signing.

The contact e-mail for the lecture is thackman at umd dot edu.

Also, if you'd like to know a little more about Professor Flieger herself, her website is: http://www.mythus.com/
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
1:07 am
I am desperately looking for the text of "Imram", a poem By J.R.R. Tolkien!
Does anybody have it (in any format) to share?
Or does anybody know where I can download it?
Many thanks to everybody in advance!

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
3:50 pm
somewhat OT: Peter S. Beagle needs our help
Peter S. Beagle needs support in the fight to get him his due for the animated versions of THE LAST UNICORN and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. To learn all the details — and find out how you can help — go to:

Please pass this info on to all fans you know and all fandom-related email lists, fannish Usenet newsgroups, and of course any fandom web-based messages boards like Ezboards or LiveJournal.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
8:23 am
Hello all;
I just wanted to say, if any of you are considering attending next year's Gathering of the Fellowship, you are most welcome to join a new community I made for it.
Sign up, chat, plot the workshops you'll go to (when they get listed).

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
11:56 pm
An article on Tolkien scholarship...

It's really stupid that Tolkienists should have to be on the defensive about their studies. Tolkien was a scholar himself, and he created his world out of his studies. It only makes *sense* to study him, even more so than much of the English lit "classics." And the bit about it being too mainstream... all of those "classics" were once mainstream too, sheesh. :-P That and Tolkien has only gone uber-mainstream since the movies, and Tolkienists have been at it for much longer.

Bah. I'll stop ranting. It's an interesting article though, even if they didn't interview some of the people you'd think they would.

Current Mood: annoyed
Friday, May 28th, 2004
3:35 am
Since it's been so quiet...
This is... oh hell, something of a stretch, but whatever. ;-)

Did anyone else notice in the movie Troy this lovely little scene between Hector and Paris where Hector is telling Paris that war and death is not poetic and glorious and so on and so forth? And did anyone else get The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth vibes from it? ;-)
Sunday, April 25th, 2004
5:09 pm
Slightly OT, but it might interest some of you...
At any rate, this is right up Tolkien's alley. There is apparently an Old English Font Pack. It includes a Beowulf font, an Anglo-Saxon font, Times Old English and more.

Thursday, March 25th, 2004
1:06 pm
Hello everyone, I'm new here so I thought I would say hello. I love Tolkiens work. I am a writer myself and his work is completely inspiring to me. The sheer scope of his stuff and the imagaination behind it leaves me in awe. He has given us worlds and languages mst would never have conceived. I am currently reading the silmarillion (again)I don't know about anyone else but sometimes I have to read parts a couple of times just to digest it all. Well that's my introduction. I look forward to some good Tolkien chat. Bye for now.

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
7:27 pm
Greetings all
While I'm relatively new to the Tolkien universe (about 2 years since I read them for the first time) I'm keen to learn more, and happy to find this community out there! Looking forward to reading your posts over the next while!

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, February 8th, 2004
12:02 pm
I've recently developed an interest in Tolkien that extends beyond the trilogy, and it's really fascinating to read drafts and his other writing. There's so much depth to Middle Earth, and he put so much effort into the creation of a world that I can't help but be awed.

Current Mood: impressed
Monday, December 22nd, 2003
2:55 am
I'm seeing a few names I don't know already, so anyone want to do introductions?

I created this community because of the proliferation of so-called Tolkien comms that seem more interested in the movies. Now, I love the movies as fun entertainment, but when I talk Tolkien, I want to be talking about Tolkien, not Peter Jackson. Of course, there is one comm out there, tolkien_books, that does serve that purpose, but I also thought it would be interested to discuss the actual scholarship of Tolkien and how he's influenced the works of said scholars. Admittedly, my knowledge of that is limited to taking a class with Professor Verlyn Flieger and having met Douglas Anderson, but Prof Flieger has me interested in the ideas with which Tolkien was working as his writing itself.

I just started reading Prof Flieger's Pig Tale tonight, and I'm finding it a wonderful book, as well as an amusing example of Tolkien's influence on those who've studied his works.

So... who's next? Feel free to make a new post to get the comm started!
Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
10:17 pm
Comm info...
I've updated the comm info and started adding interests. Frankly, I don't really know who all the Tolkien scholars are, so if you know of anyone I haven't already listed, comment here, and I'll add.
3:01 am
So let's get this party started...
...because this is a great idea for a community. :D

I am not quite so well-versed in Tolkien scholarship as I sometimes pretend to be, and I figure we'd all enjoy recommendations and whatnot. So if I want to read some good literary criticism of Tolkien, what should I look for?

(I've read Shippey's Author of the Century -- which I would most heartily recommend to anyone who hasn't read it.)

Current Mood: cheerful
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