ADVANCE COPIES: Forgotten Leaves Essays from a Smial NOW AVAILABLE

ForgottenLeaves-MockOur Tolkien essay collection, Forgotten Leaves: Essays From a Smial, is now available for purchase for the first time since the 2015 NY Tolkien Conference.  These are the “Advance Copies,” which debuted during the Conference in a small panel with our contributors. It is published by our Independent Press Myth Ink Books.

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Previously only available at 2015 New York Tolkien Conference

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Our 1st volume dedicated “To the Professor,” with 14 essays examining varying topics in Tolkien studies.

A number of the essays were previously published in the Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society (10 plus years ago) and have been revised by their authors.

Forgotten Leaves showcases fans as the first scholars. We wanted to present a scholarly discussion that was open to scholars and non-scholars alike. Here we have discussions that are academic, fannish, and pleasant blends of the two.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jessica Burke

He Who Would Be First Must Be Last:
Tolkien’s Heroism in Lord of the Rings
—by Melissa Snyder

Tolkien’s Unintentional Use of Romanticism
in The Lord of the Rings
—by Elizabeth Johnson

Goldberry: Servant or Master of Bombadil?
—by Andrea Mathwich

The Captain & the Shieldmaiden, Change &
Balance, Éowyn & Faramir in Peter
Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
—by Clare McBride

The Trees of Middle-earth: the Myth of
Their Inherent Evil
—by Laurel Michalek

Review of Tolkien and the Modernists
—by Maria Alberto

Tolkien and Gaming: A Fan’s Perspective
—by Chris Tuthill

Lessons from the Long Road
—by Laura Kemmerer

A World Without Myth
—by Jessica Burke

Masters of Fate: The Heroism and Doom of
Men in The Silmarillion
—by Richard Rohlin

Tolkien as a Catholic Mystic
—by Anthony S. Burdge

Authorship and the Vita Contemplativa:
Tolkien’s Self-Depiction in The Lord of the
—by Nicholas Birns

The Great Geat: A Discussion of Tolkien
and Heaney’s Beowulf Translations
—by Elizabeth Reinhardt

Lords of the Unsullied Light, Defenders of
Liberty: the Ñoldorin Revolution and the
French, Through the Lens of Enlightenment
—by Tatiana Denisova

An Irish Friendship in English Lit and
More: Nevill Coghill, C.S. Lewis, “The
Cave” and What Came After
—by Jared Lobdell

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