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Drout, Michael D. C. 1968-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 253 publications in 1 language and 14,888 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Programmed instructional materials  Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Literature  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael D. C Drout
J.R.R. Tolkien encyclopedia : scholarship and critical assessment by Michael D. C Drout( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements, including his translations of medieval texts; teaching posts; linguistic works; and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations; art and illustrations; characters in Tolkien's work; critical history and scholarship; influence of Tolkien; languages; biography; literary sources; literature; creatures and peoples of Middle-earth; objects in Tolkien's work; reception of Tolkien; medieval scholars; scholarship by Tolkien; medieval literature; stylistic elements; themes in Tolkien's works; theological/philosophical concepts and philosophers; Tolkien's contemporary history and culture; works of literature
A way with words : writing, rhetoric, and the art of persuasion by Michael D. C Drout( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world. Professor Drout examines the types of rhetoric and their effects, the structure of effective arguments, and how subtleties of language can be employed to engage in more successful rhetoric
Tolkien studies( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rings, swords, and monsters : exploring fantasy literature by Michael D. C Drout( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this course, Wheaton College professor Michael D.C. Drout examines the roots of fantasy and the works that have defined the genre, providing insight into beloved works and a better understanding of why fantasy is such a pervasive force in modern culture
From here to infinity : an exploration of science fiction literature by Michael D. C Drout( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael D.C. Drout, professor of English at Wheaton College, discusses the history of science fiction literature
Tolkien Studies( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editors' introduction: This is the twelfth issue of Tolkien Studies, the first refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As editors, our goal is to publish excellent scholarship on Tolkien as well as to gather useful research information, reviews, notes, documents, and bibliographical material
Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien Studies An Annual Scholarly Review, Volume IX by Michael D. C Drout( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkein Studies: Volume XI by Michael D. C Drout( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way with words. understanding grammar for powerful communication by Michael D. C Drout( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Drout continues to explore humanity's intimate association with language with language, here delving into the finer points of grammar. The intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this cours forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest
Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the English language by Michael D. C Drout( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the foundation of language and its connection to portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated, including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift
Beowulf and the critics by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important essay in the history of Beowulf scholarship, J.R.R. Tolkien's "Beowulf: the monsters and the critics" has been much studied and discussed. But scholars of both Beowulf and Tolkien have to this point been unaware that Tolkien's essay was a redaction of a much longer and more substantial work, Beowulf and the critics, which Tolkien wrote in the 1930s and probably delivered as a series of Oxford lectures. This critical edition of Beowulf and the critics presents both unpublished versions of Tolkien's lecture, each substantially different from the other and from the final, published essay. The edition included a description of the manuscript, complete textual and explanatory notes, and a detailed critical introduction that explains the place of Tolkien's Anglo-Saxon scholarship both in the history of Beowulf scholarship and in literary history
Tradition and influence in Anglo-Saxon literature : an evolutionary, cognitivist approach by Michael D. C Drout( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Connecting the theory of tradition with the phenomenon of influence, Michael D.C. Drout moves beyond current theories and extends his own work from How Tradition Works. This forward-looking study introduces a new methodology--lexomics, the use of computer-aided statistical analysis to identify influence--and integrates research from cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology with traditional, philological approaches to literature, specifically Anglo-Saxon poems of the Exeter Book. An example of hard interdisciplinarity, Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature contributes to Anglo-Saxon studies, oral traditional theory, evolutionary epistemology and cultural theory"--
Beowulf unlocked : new evidence from lexomic analysis by Michael D. C Drout( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most original and ground-breaking work on Beowulf in several decades, this book uses “lexomic” methods that blend computer-assisted statistical analysis with traditional approaches to reveal new and surprising information about the construction and sources of the greatest surviving Old English poem. Techniques of cluster analysis identify patterns of vocabulary distribution that indicate robust similarities and differences among segments of the poem. The correlation of these patterns with knowledge gained from source-study, philological analysis, and neglected previous scholarship sheds new light on the material of which Beowulf was made and the way it was composed. The implications of this investigation for the dating, structure, and cultural context of Beowulf will overturn the current scholarly consensus and significantly improve our understanding of the poem, its nature, and origins.
A way with words. understanding poetry by Michael D. C Drout( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheaton College English professor Michael D.C. Drout submerses listeners in poetry's past, present, and future, addressing such poets as Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, and explaining in simple terms what poetry is while following its development through the centuries
 
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J.R.R. Tolkien encyclopedia : scholarship and critical assessment
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Alternative Names
Drout, Michael

Michael D. C. Drout

Michael D. C. Drout Amerikaans auteur

Michael D. C. Drout escritor, editor y profesor de inglés estadounidense

Michael D. C. Drout Professor of English and Tolkien researcher

Michael D. C. Drout US-amerikanischer Hochschullehrer für englische Sprache

Languages
English (176)