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Tolkien and alterity

Author: Christopher Vaccaro; Yvette Kisor
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection explores the other in Tolkien's writing and life. It examines gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, language, and identity in The Lord of the RIngs, The SIlmarillion, and other works.--cf. p. [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Vaccaro; Yvette Kisor
ISBN: 9783319610177 3319610171
OCLC Number: 988287230
Description: xii, 270 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents: Queer Tolkien : a bibliographical essay on Tolkien and alterity / Yvette Kisor --
Race in Tolkien studies : a bibliographic essay / Robin Anne Reid --
Revising Lobelia / Amy Amendt-Raduege --
Medieval Organicism or modern feminist science? Bombadil, elves, and mother nature / Kristine Larsen --
Cinema, sexuality, mechanical reproduction / Valerie Rohy --
Saruman's sodomitic resonances : Alain de Lille's De planctu naturae and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the rings / Christopher Vaccaro --
Cruising faery : queer desire in Giles, Niggle, and Smith / Stephen Yandell --
Language and alterity in Tolkien and Levinas / Deidre Dawson --
The orcs and the others : familiarity as estrangement in The Lord of the rings / Verlyn Flieger --
Silmarils and obsession : the undoing of Feanor / Melissa Ruth Arul --
The other as Kolbitr: Tolkien's Faramir and Eowyn as Alfred and Aethelflaed / John Holmes.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Christopher Vaccaro, Yvette Kisor, editors.

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This exciting collection of essays explores the role of the Other in Tolkien's fiction, his life, and the pertinent criticism. It critically examines issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity,  Read more...

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