The literary tower that is the Red Book of Westmarch may be built with much Welsh stone, but it is for all that by design an English colonial construction
The search for hobbits continues... This essay situates tolkien's ideas of language, race and British history in relation to those of the Celtic scholar John Rhys
A path-breaking account of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth as the lost world of ancient English mythology. Drawing on Tolkien’s newly published commentary on Beowulf and his own research on late-Victorian and Edwardian scholarship, Simon J. Cook explores Tolkien’s lifelong project of...
Tom Bombadil is discovered at the origin of Tolkien’s inquiry into prehistoric Britain; but before following Tolkien beyond the limit of philology we may explore the source of Pocock’s misreading of Tolkien. Simon J. Cook
Gollum and Bilbo Baggins emerge out of Edwardian preshistoric scholarship
Presented on August 10, 2019 at Tolkien 2019, Birmingham, U.K. Both J.R.R. Tolkien, in The Lost Road (c.1936), and Joseph O'Neill, the Irish author of speculative fiction Wind from the North (1934) and Land Under England (1935) penned time-travel
The Elder Isles Revisited: King Arthur, Fantasy and Jack Vance's Lyonesse trilogy