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

Mythlore 124

Volume 32, Issue 2
Spring/Summer 2014
208 pages

Table of Contents

Tolkien in Love: Pictures from Winter 1912-1913
– Nancy Bunting

Divine Surgeons at Work: The Presence and Purpose of the Dream Vision in Till We Have Faces
– Erin K. Wagner

Tolkien’s Faërian Drama: Origins and Valedictions
– Janet Brennan Croft

Subverting Mythopoeic Fantasy: Miyuki Miyabe’s The Book of Heroes
– Grzegorz Trębicki

They Have Quarreled with the Trees”: Perverted Perceptions of “Progress” in the Fiction Series of C.S. Lewis
– Deborah Klein

Artemis at Ragnarok: E.R. Eddison’s Queen Antiope
– Joseph Young

From Children’s Book to Epic Prequel: Peter Jackson’s Transformation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit
– Frank P. Riga, Maureen Thum, and Judith Kollmann

Pillaging Middle-earth: Self-plagiarism in Smith of Wootton Major
– Josh B. Long

The Art of Detection in a World of Change: The Silver Chair and Spenser Revisited
– Charles A. Huttar


  • The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy by Monika B. Hilder; reviewed by Joe R. Christopher
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as translated by John Gardner; reviewd by Perry Neil Harrison
  • Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal by Joseph Campbell; reviewed by Christopher Tuthill
  • The Riddles of the Hobbit by Adam Roberts; reviewed by Jon Garrad
  • The Modern Literary Werewolf by Brent Stypczynski; reviewed by Sharon L. Bolding
  • Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings edited by Susan Redington Bobby; reviewed by Kazia Estrada
  • C.S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos edited by Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe; reviewed by Holly Ordway
  • The Ideal of Kingship in the Writings of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien by Christopher Scarf; reviewed by Melody Green
  • The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary by Peter Gilliver et al; reviewed by Mike Foster
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Forest and the City edited by Helen Conrad O’Briain and Gerard Hynes; reviewed by T.S. Miller
  • Issues of Tolkien Studies and Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review; reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft