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

Mythlore 111/112

Volume 29, Issue 1/2
2010 Fall/Winter
202 pages

Table of Contents

Dwarves, Spiders, and Murky Woods: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Wonderful Web of Words
—Jason Fisher

Let Us Now Praise Famous Orcs: Simple Humanity in Tolkien’s Inhuman Creatures
—Robert T. Tally, Jr.

Myth-Remaking in the Shadow of Vergil: The Captive(-ated) Voice of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Lavinia
—T.S. Miller

Corrupting Beauty: Rape Narrative in The Silmarillion
—Lynn Whitaker

The Company They Didn’t Keep: Collaborative Women in the Letters of C.S. Lewis
—Sam McBride

Master of Doom by Doom Mastered: Heroism, Fate, and Death in The Children of Húrin
—Jesse Mitchell

Germanic Fate and Doom in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion
—Richard J. Whitt

The Thread on Which Doom Hangs: Free Will, Disobedience, and Eucatastrophe in Tolkien’s Middle-earth
—Janet Brennan Croft

Simbelmynë: Mortality and Memory in Middle-earth
—William H. Stoddard


  • Tolkien, Race and Cultural History, by Dimitra Fimi (Read Review)
  • Charles Williams and his Contemporaries, by Suzanne Bray and Richard Sturch (Read Review)
  • In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent (Read Review)
  • Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, edited by John Perlich and David Whitt (Read Review)
  • Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien, edited by Bradford Lee Eden (Read Review)
  • Harry Potter and Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds, by Travis Prinzi (Read Review)
  • Fastitocalon 1.1 (Read Review)
  • Theodor SEUSS Geisel by Donald E. Pease