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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


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

Mythlore 95/96

Volume 25, Issue 1/2
216 pages

Editorial —Janet Brennan Croft

In the Hilt is Fame”: Resonances of Medieval Swords and Sword-lore in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings —K.S. Whetter and R. Andrew McDonald

Myth Maker, Unicorn Maker: C.S. Lewis and the Reshaping of Medieval Thought —Chad Wriglesworth

The Theory and Practice of Alliterative Verse in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien —Mark F. Hall

Surely You Don’t Disbelieve”: Tolkien and Pius X: Anti-Modernism in Middle-earth —A.R. Bossert

The Shell-shocked Hobbit: The First World War and Tolkien’s Trauma of the Ring —Michael Livingston

Lord Dunsany and the Great War: Don Rodriguez and the Rebirth of Romance —David J. Carlson

Playing by the Rules: Kipling’s “Great Game” vs. “The Great Dance” in C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy —Teresa Hooper

An Unexpected Guest —Anne Amison

Dreaming of Dragons: Tolkien’s Impact on Heaney’s Beowulf —Felicia Jean Steele

Wise Warriors in Tolkien, Lewis, and Rowling —Ernelle Fife

From Isolation to Community: Frodo’s Incomplete Personal Quest in The Lord of the Rings —Devin Brown

Bombadil’s Role in The Lord of the Rings —Michael Treschow and Mark Duckworth

Where is that Worthless Dreamer?” Bottom’s Fantastic Redemption in Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream —Frank P. Riga