Tag: Fall of Arthur

  • Tolkien at UVM conference April 10-12

    The 12th Annual Tolkien at University of Vermont conference is just days away.  The conference is free and open to the public. It starts with a Friday night Fireside reading at which participants can get up and read their favorite passages, and continues on Saturday with a day of conference presentations. On Sunday afternoon, the […]

  • Tolkien in Vermont 2015

    Tolkien in Vermont is a conference that is now heading into its twelfth year. A call for papers has been posted recently by the organizer, Chris Vaccaro, who promises that details about the conference will appear soon on the Tolkien in Vermont website. The CFP is copied below, or you can find it here. I’ve […]

  • Kalamazoo blogs and videos

    If you regret not being able to go to the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (or you just didn’t get to all the sessions you wanted, or you want to review the ones that you did attend), I’ve collected some blog posts and videos that might give you a taste of […]

  • Tolkien’s Guinever

    In my previously posted thoughts on Tolkien’s The Fall of Arthur, I predicted that the character of Guinever would give rise to a lot more discussion, and we are seeing that debate occurring already on several sites.  Troels Forchhammer, who has listed a thorough collection of reviews on his blog Parma-kenta, has added his own […]

  • Fall of Arthur – more reviews

    I posted a list of reviews of Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur back in June, but I now have a few more to add.  Most recently, Kathy Cawsey has published “The Lord of the Round Table” in Open Letters Monthly. Below is my collated list of selected reviews in online publications and in a few blogs (including […]

  • “Wild blow the winds of war”: Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur

    [Can there be spoilers in an Arthurian tale? I don’t know if my review would count as a spoiler, but if you’re worried about such things, you might want to proceed with caution.] In a darkening world, tides are flowing fast and winds sweeping into the west while ghostly apparitions ride through the skies. Tolkien’s […]

  • Fall of Arthur reviews

    I’m gathering my own thoughts on the recently published Fall of Arthur poem by Tolkien; in the meantime, here are a few reviews. John Garth, “Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur.’” The Daily Beast. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/23/tolkien-s-unfinished-epic-the-fall-of-arthur.html Elizabeth Hand.  “J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Fall of Arthur’ and the Path to Middle-Earth.”   Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-jrr-tolkien-fall-of-arthur-middle-earth20130526,0,7954386.story Some brief comments […]

  • Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur publication confirmed

    A couple of months ago, I was speculating about clues that Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur would finally be published next spring and wondering what it would contain. Now, a notice has appeared on the HarperCollins site confirming that the editor will indeed be Christopher Tolkien and that the work will appear in May 2013.

  • Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur

    Rippling through the Tolkien studies community this past week has been the announcement that Tolkien’s poem The Fall of Arthur might be published in May 2013. The news has been spreading ever since the announcement was first spotted on the Amazon site in France and reported on the Mythopoeic Society’s discussion list. The listing has […]