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

Mythlore 123

Volume 32, Issue 1
2013 Fall/Winter
184 pages

Table of Contents

Fairy Elements in British Literary Writings in the Decade Following the Cottingley Fairy Photographs Episode
– Douglas A. Anderson

How Trees Behave—Or Do They?
– Verlyn Flieger

Listening as Heroic Action in L’Engle’s A Swiftly Tilting Planet
– Cara-Joy Steem

J.R.R. Tolkien, Fanfiction, and “The Freedom of the Reader”
– Megan B. Abrahamson

Troy and the Rings: Tolkien and the Medieval Myth of England
– Michael Livingston

Tolkien’s Devices: The Heraldry of Middle-earth
– Jamie McGregor

Theological Reticence and Moral Radiance: Notes on Tolkien, Levinas, and Inuit Cosmology
– Catherine Madsen

The Hobbit and The Father Christmas Letters
– Kris Swank


  • The International Relations of Middle-earth: Learning from The Lord of the Rings by Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James, reviewed by Robert T. Tally Jr.
  • Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings by Anne Marie Gazzolo, reviewed by Damien Bador
  • The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger. reviewed by Hugh H. Davis
  • Plain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C.S. Lewis by Don W. King, reviewed by Holly Ordway
  • Tolkien’s Poetry, edited by Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner, reviewed by Joe R. Christopher
  • The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia by Rowan Williams, reviewed by Melody Green
  • C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath, reviewed by Gregory Bassham
  • Issues of Seven, Supernatural Studies, Fastitocalon, and Wormwood, reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft