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Reading Tolkien

Mar 6, 2022

Join Professor Brian Rosebury (Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon) and myself as we discuss Tolkien and tragedy, morality and moral judgement. 

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Sep 5, 2021

Here I discuss Tolkien with @RealTomEmanuel, a minister and Tolkien Scholar. We touch on recent trends in the reception of Tolkien, Tolkien studies, and beauty of The Lord of the Rings. Please join us for a great discussion!

Jun 18, 2021

Today I present an interview with scholar and writer Dawn Walls-Thumma. We discuss Dawn's essay 'Attainable Vistas: Historical Bias in Tolkien's Legendarium as a Motive for Transformative Fanworks' published in Volume 3 of the Journal of Tolkien Research.

We discuss a range of topics, including historical bias in...

May 1, 2021

In this episode, I interview the great Tolkien scholar Holly Ordway, who has recently published the book Tolkien's Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, published by Word on Fire. 

We range over topics pertinent to Ordway's book, but also touch on the status of Tolkien studies, the reliability of the...

Apr 20, 2021

In this episode, I interview literary scholar Vladimir Brljak, who published an article in 2010 entitled The Book of Lost Tales: Tolkien as Metafictionist

The article argues that Tolkien's metafiction (the Red Book, etc) is central to understanding the effect his work has on readers. We also touch on Milton, the...