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Mythopoeic Society

a non-profit organization devoted to the study of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and the genres of myth and fantasy


Mythlore

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

Mythlore 117/118

Volume 30, Issue 3/4
2012 Spring/Summer
190 pages

Table of Contents

Editorial
—Janet Brennan Croft

The Road of Our Senses: Search for Personal Meaning and the Limitations of Myth in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods
—Rut Blomqvist

From Despoina to Δ
—Joe R. Christopher

Psyche in New York: The Devil Wears Prada Updates the Myth
Janet Brennan Croft

Aphrodite on the Home Front: E.R. Eddison and World War II
—Joe Young

Faramir and the Heroic Ideal of the Twentieth Century: Or, How Aragorn Died at the Somme
—Steven Brett Carter

The Fall of Gondor and the Fall of Troy: Tolkien and Book II of The Aeneid
—Alexander M. Bruce

Watchful Dragons and Sinewy Gnomes: C.S. Lewis’s Use of Modern Fairy Tales
—Ruth Berman

The Myths of the Author: Tolkien and the Medieval Origins of   the Word Hobbit
—Michael Livingston

Reviews

  • The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald. Bonnie Gaarden. (Reviewed by Scott McLaren)
  • Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy. Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny, eds. (Reviewed by Emily E. Auger)
  • Good Dragons are Rare: An Inquiry into Literary Dragons East and West. Fanfan Chen and Thomas Honegger, eds. (Reviewed by David D. Oberhelman)
  • Critical Perspectives on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: Essays on the Novels, the Film and the Stage Productions. Steven Barfield and Katharine Cox, eds. (Reviewed by Amy S. Rodgers)
  • From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages. Michael Adams, ed. (Reviewed by Harley J. Sims)
  • Mythopoeic Narnia: Memory, Metaphor, and Metamorphosis in The Chronicles of Narnia. Salwa Khoddam. (Reviewed by Holly Ordway)
  • Abiding in the Sanctuary: The Waite-Trinick Tarot: A Christian Mystical Tarot (1917–1923). Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz. (Reviewed by Emily E. Auger)
  • Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature, and Identity. Carl Phelpstead. (Reviewed by Sara Brown)
  • North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies. #29 (2010). VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review. #28 (2011). Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. #8 (2011). (Reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft)