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A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of mythopoeic literature

Mythlore 103/104

Volume 27, Issue 1/2
2008 Fall/Winter
192 pages

Table of Contents

—Janet Brennan Croft

In Memoriam: Pauline Baynes
—Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

Pauline Baynes in Mythlore
—Janet Brennan Croft and Edith Crowe

Reconstructing Arda: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
—Douglas C. Kane

Gandalf and Merlin: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Adoption and Transformation of a Literary Tradition
—Frank P. Riga

Dragons and Serpents in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series: Are They Evil?
—Lauren Berman

Time and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Riddles in the Dark”
—Marie Nelson

So Far From the Shire: Psychological Distance and Isolation in The Lord of the Rings
—Ginna Wilkerson

The Blade Against the Burden: The Iconography of the Sword in The Lord of the Rings
—Michael J. Brisbois

A Single Leaf: Tolkien’s Visual Art and Fantasy
—Jeffrey J. MacLeod and Anna Smol

The Non-Dead in John Dickson Carr’s The Burning Court
—Joe R. Christopher

Fair Lady Goldberry, Daughter of the River
—Ann McCauley Basso

Investigating the Role and Origin of Goldberry in Tolkien’s Mythology
—Taryne Jade Taylor


This issue we feature reviews of the following:

  • Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Michael Ward (Read Review)
  • Owen Barfield: Romanticism Comes of Age: A Biography by Simon Blaxland-de Lange (Read Review)
  • Arthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia, edited by Laura Cooner Lambdin and Robert Thomas Lambdin (Read Review)
  • Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter by Don W. King (Read Review)
  • Inside Language: Linguistic and Aesthetic Theory in Tolkien by Ross Smith (Read Review)
  • The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peakes’s Imagination by G. Peter Winnington (Read Review)
  • Tolkien On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien with commentary and notes by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson. (Read Review)