Athrabeth

a Tolkien Podcast

Episode 36: Tolkien and Diversity Recap

Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-society-summer-seminar/

Citations

Books:

Oluo, Ijeoma. 2019. So You Want to Talk about Race. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Websites:

The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone

https://www.ramaytush.org/

Accessed June 30, 2021

Michigan State University, Native American Institute, “Guide to Land Acknowledgements”

https://www.canr.msu.edu/nai/about/land-acknowledgements  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Governance Center, “A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgement”

https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Land Digital

https://native-land.ca  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Mills, Selena, “What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter?

Posted on Local Love on March 18, 2019

https://locallove.ca/issues/what-are-land-acknowledgements-and-why-do-they-matter/#.YN4CHW5lCis

Accessed July 1, 2021

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

https://peoriatribe.com/#

Accessed June 30, 2021

The Tolkien Society

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/

Accessed July 4, 2021

Socials: @TolkienSociety

The Tolkien Society- Oxonmoot 2021

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-2021/

Accessed July 5, 2021

Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021

Presentations discussed in this episode:

Saturday, July 3, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings

By Cordeliah Logsdon

Twitter: @cordeliah_g

[00:15:45]

The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in the Fantasy of J. R. R. Tolkien

By Clare Moore

Twitter: @claremoore914

[00:17:26]

“The Burnt Hand Teaches Most About Fire”: Applying Traumatic Stress and Ecological Frameworks to Narratives of Displacement and Resettlement Across Cultures in Tolkien’s Middle-earth

By V. Elizabeth King

Twitter: @VElizabeth_King

[00:20:48]

The Invisible Other: Tolkien’s Dwarf-Women and the ‘Feminine Lack’

By Dr. Sara Brown

Twitter: @AranelParmadil

[00:25:52]

Projecting Indian Myths, Culture and History onto Tolkien’s Worlds

By Sultana Raza

Website: https://sultanaraza.wordpress.com

[00:29:22]

The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Identity, and Antiracism

By Nicholas Birns

Twitter: @nicholasbirns

[00:31:28]

The Problematic Perimeters of Elrond Half-elven and Ronald English-Catholic

By Kristine Larsen

Website: https://kristinelarsen.academia.edu

[00:33:48]

Hearkening to the Other: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth

By Cami Agan

Website: https://www.oc.edu/directory/cami-agan-ph-d

[00:37:05]

Sunday, July 4, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Pardoning Saruman?: The Queer in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

By Christopher Vaccaro

Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/english/profiles/chris_vaccaro

[00:39:43]

Desire of the Ring: An Indian Academic’s Adventures in her Quest for the Perilous Realm

By Sonali Chunodkar

[00:42:16]

Queer Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!

By Robin Reid

Website: https://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/humanitiessocialsciencesarts/departments/literatureLanguages/ostl/labPersonnel/rReid.aspx

[00:44:38]

Hidden Visions: Iconographies of Alterity in Soviet Bloc Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings

By Joel Merriner

Twitter: @JoelMerriner

[00:46:50]

Questions of Caste in The Lord of the Rings and its Multiple Chinese Translations

By Eric Reinders

Website: http://religion.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/reinders-eric.html

[00:50:48]

Stars Less Strange: An Analysis of Fanfiction and Representation within the Tolkien Fan Community

By Dawn Walls-Thumma

Twitter: @DawnFelagund

Website: http://dawnfelagund.com

[00:53:01]

“Something Mighty Queer”: Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien

By Danna Petersen-Deeprose

[00:56:24]

Translation as a means of representation and diversity in Tolkien’s scholarship and fandom

By Martha Celis-Menzoda

[1:00:00]

Episode 35: Stars Unveiled

Episode Notes

Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-society-summer-seminar/

Citations

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor”

2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth’s Ring, pp. 71, 141 160

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: “The Etymologies”, entries “ANÁR” and “RΔ

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth’s Ring, “Index: Star-names”, p. 435

Kristine Larsen, “A Definitive Identification of Tolkien’s `Borgil’: An Astronomical and Literary Approach” in Tolkien Studies, vol. 2 (pp. 161–170), West Virginia University Press, 2005

3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor” (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 5-31

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, p. 255

J.R.R. Tolkien, “Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon”, in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 43

J.R.R. Tolkien, “Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings”, in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 24

https://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_astro.html

Episode 34: HORSEtory of Rohan Part 2

Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

Citations

Tolkien, J. R. R., Carpenter, H., & Tolkien, C. The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1981.

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins, 1991.

Tolkien, J. R. R. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1988. Print.

Shippey, Tom. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. Boston :Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

From Bosworth Toller’s Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online: https://bosworthtoller.com

-Bosworth, Joseph. “an-leofa.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/1886. (Accessed 4/24/2021)

-Bosworth, Joseph. “bí-leofa.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/40352. (Accessed 4/24/2021)

-Bosworth, Joseph. “brytta.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/5352. (Accessed 4/24/2021)

-Bosworth, Joseph. “-leofa.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/54509. (Accessed 4/24/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Balchoth”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Balchoth (Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Brego”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Brego (Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Brytta”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Brytta (Accessed 4/24/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Dol Guldur”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Dol_Guldur (Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Dunlendings”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Dunlendings (Accessed 4/24/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Eorl”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Eorl (Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Horn of the Mark”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Horn_of_the_Mark 9Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “The Wold”

http://www.tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Wold (Accessed 4/16/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Thengel”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Thengel (Accessed 4/24/2021)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “War of the Dwarves and Orcs”

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/War_of_the_Dwarves_and_Orcs 9Accessed 4/24/2021)

Episode 33: HORSEtory of Rohan Part 1

Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson

Citations

Recommended

  • Nerd of the Rings YouTube videos about the ancient history of Rohan-
    “The Éothéod – Ancestors Of Rohan | Tolkien Explained”
    Published to YouTube on October 2, 2020 (Accessed 3/19/2021)
    https://youtu.be/S-_1mTkqGaQ

  • “Eorl the Young: Founder of Rohan | Tolkien Explained”
    Published on YouTube on October 9, 2020 (Accessed 3/19/2021)
    https://youtu.be/c2EHaA44CRw

Episode 32: Fate and Free Will

Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson

Citations

Forchhammer, T. (2015). On Tolkien’s Notes on “Fate and Free Will”. Retrieved 2021, from http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/on-tolkiens-notes-on-fate-and-free-will/

Tolkien, J. (2009). Notes and Documents, Fate and Free Will (C. F. Hostetter, Ed.). Tolkien Studies, 6, 183-188.

Flieger, V. (2009). The Music and the Task: Fate and Free Will in Middle-earth. Tolkien Studies, 6, 151-182.

Tolkien, J.R.R., Tolkien, Christopher (ed.). Morgoth’s Ring. London: HarperCollins, 1994.

Tolkien, J.R.R., Tolkien, Christopher (ed.). The Silmarillion. Houghton Mifflin Company

Book mentioned by jude: Flame Imperishable by Jonathan S. McIntosh

Episode 31: The Compassion of the Valar

Episode Notes

Citations

Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth’s Ring. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993.

Rutledge, A. A. (2012). “Justice is not Healing”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Pauline Constructs in “Finwë and Míriel”. Tolkien Studies, 9, 59-73.

episode produced by James Pierson.

Episode 30: Endurance in Hope – Nienna

Citations

Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth’s Ring. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993.

Larsen, Kristine. “The Power of Pity and Tears: The Evolution of Nienna in the Legendarium.” Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan. Mythopoeic Press, 2015, pp. 189- 203

 

episode produced by James Pierson.

Episode 29: Heirlooms, Gifts and Swipes of Middle-earth

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Citations

e-Books

Tolkien, J.R.R.-

–. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins e-books

–. The Hobbit. HarperCollins e-books

–. The Unfinished Tales. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

–. The Silmarillion. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

–. The Tale of the Children of Húrin. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Books

Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth’s Ring. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993.

Websites

Henneth-Annun Story Archive entry for Dragon-Helm of Dor-Lómin

http://www.henneth-annun.net/things_view.cfm?thid=86 (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Henneth-Annun Story Archive entry for Merry’s Silver Horn: http://www.henneth-annun.net/things_view.cfm?thid=173 (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Andúril: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Andúril (Accessed Nov 28.2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Celeborn (White Tree): http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Celeborn_(White_Tree)(Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Dragon-helm_of_Dor-lómin (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Elfstone: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Elfstone (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Eorl: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Eorl (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Glamdring http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Glamdring (Accessed Nov 30, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Galathilion: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Galathilion (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Horn of the Mark: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Horn_of_the_Mark (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Horn-call of Buckland: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Horn-call_of_Buckland(Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Hurín: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Húrin (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Mithril: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Mithril (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Narsil: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Narsil (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien gateway entry for Narya: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Narya  (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Nauglamír: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Silmaril (Accessed Nov 29 2020)

Tolkien gateway entry for Nenya: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Nenya  (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Nimloth (Tree): http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Nimloth_of_Númenor (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway Entry for Palantíri: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Palant%C3%ADri (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Ring of Barahir: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Ring_of_Barahir (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien gateway entry for Silmarils: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Silmarils (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Sting: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sting (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Telperion: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Telperion (Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Thingol: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Thingol (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien gateway entry for Vilya: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Vilya  (Accessed Nov 29, 2020)

Tolkien Gateway entry for White Tree of Gondor: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/White_Tree_of_Gondor(Accessed Nov 28, 2020)

Response to Reddit post “Regarding the lineage of Nimloth” by user hazysummersky, 5 years ago 

https://www.reddit.com/r/tolkienfans/comments/3b0lz4/regarding_the_lineage_of_nimloth_tree_not_elf/

(accessed Nov 28 2020)

Episode 28: Framing Devices

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Sources

–  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion

 

 

Hobbitween 2020

Adventures in Middle-earth role playing game by Cubicle 7: https://www.cubicle7games.com/adventures-in-middle-earth/

Cast:
Lore Master: James Pierson
Theo Fleetfoot: Max Jimenez
Fortinbras Knoakes: Jude Vais
Pumpkins Proudfoot: Stef Midlock

Title music: “Lord of the Devil Rings” by Ponymusic, courtesy of Pond5

Soundscapes provided by Tabletop Audio, https://tabletopaudio.com

Additional Music and sound effects licensed from soundstripe, https://www.soundstripe.com

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