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

Mythlore 119/120

Volume 31, Issue 1/2
2012 Fall/Winter
204 pages

Table of Contents

—Janet Brennan Croft

Yggdrasil and the Stave Church
—G. Ronald Murphy, S.J.

The Inklings Remembered: A Conversation with Colin Havard
—Justin T. Noetzel and Matthew R. Bardowell

The Steward, The King, and the Queen: Fealty and Love in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and in Sir Orfeo
—Sue Bridgwater

Charles Williams’s Anti-Modernist Descent into Hell
—Lydia R. Browning

The Wondrous Orientalism of Lord Dunsany: Traditional and Non-traditional Orientalist Narratives in The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder
—Alyssa House-Thomas

Reciprocal Colonization in the Irish Fairy Tales of Lord Dunsany
—Erin L. Sheley

Changing the Story: Transformations of Myth in Yeats’s Poem “Cuchulain’s Fight with the Sea”
—Roxanne Bodsworth

Grief Poignant as Joy: Dyscatastrophe and Eucatastrophe in A Song of Fire and Ice
—Susan Johnston




  • Burdge, Anthony S., Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen, eds. The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman. (Reviewed by Birns, N.)
  • Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern. #2.1&2 (2011). (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • Frankel, Valerie Estelle. Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey: Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One. (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • Hiley, Margaret. The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. (Reviewed by Ordway, H.)
  • Honegger, Thomas, ed. Tolkien in Translation. (Reviewed by Sims, H.J.)
  • Honegger, Thomas, ed. Translating Tolkien: Text and Film. (Reviewed by Brown, S.)
  • Jennbert, Kristina. Animals and Humans: Recurrent Symbiosis in Archaeology and Old Norse Religion. (Reviewed by Auger, E.E.)
  • Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society. #53 (Spring 2012). (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies. #30 (2011). (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • Reno, Frank D. Arthurian Figures of History and Legend: A Biographical Dictionary. (Reviewed by Williams, D.T.)
  • Sandner, David. Critical Discourses on the Fantastic, 1712-1831. (Reviewed by Young, J.)
  • Stirling, Kirsten. Peter Pan’s Shadows in the Literary Imagination. (Reviewed by Wiggins, K.M.)
  • Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. #9 (2012). (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • Trout, Paul A. Deadly Powers: Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination. (Reviewed by Walker, L.)
  • Wolfe, Judith and B.N. Wolfe, eds. C.S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper. (Reviewed by Christopher, J.R.)