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Episode 38: Review: A24’s The Green Knight

Citations

Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo. London:Allen & Unwin, 1975. (eBook published Nov 8, 2018) 

Alliance of Arda facebook page, Accessed September 6, 2021

https://www.facebook.com/allianceofarda

Tolkien Gateway “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight_(edition)

 

Wikipedia “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight

Wikipedia “Tower of Silence” entry, Accessed September 4, 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Silence 

Episode 22 Redux: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

References

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Sources

Tolkien Gateway “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight_(edition)

 

Wikipedia “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight

 

Wikipedia “Cotton Library” Accessed April 22, 2020. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_library

 

Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Print. Rpt. Mariner Books, 2005. Print.

 

“Galadriel and Morgan Le Fey: Tolkien’s Redemption of the Lady of the Lacuna” by Susan Carter published in Mythlore Vol 25 Number 3/4 (spring-summer 2007).

 

JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, HaperCollins e-books. 

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: an introduction by Simon Armitage, Published Jan 31, 2018, https://www.bl.uk/medieval-literature/articles/sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight-an-introduction (Accessed April 22, 2020). 

BBC Documentary:” Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

https://youtu.be/74glI1lg1CQ (Accessed April 20, 2020)

Gawain and the Green Knight 1973 movie

https://youtu.be/fBEv8xjBJf8 (Accessed April 23, 2020)

Emily Cheeseman’s Gawain and the Green Knight:

http://emilycheeseman.com/greenknight/ (Accessed April 23, 2020)

Episode 37: The Sundering of the Elves

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

“The Sundering of the Elves” as mapped in the Silmarillion: https://i.imgur.com/uIVL8ws.png

The Tolkien Society Seminar has posted the recording from their “Tolkien and Diversity” seminar to youtube, and you can find all the links on their site here: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2021/07/recordings-of-tolkien-and-diversity-seminar-now-available/

Citations

  • Letter 211
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, “Part Four. Quendi and Eldar
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, “Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix: The legend of the – Awakening of the Quendi (Cuivienyarna)”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, “The History of Galadriel and Celeborn”, “Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, “The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age”, “Of the Elves”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, “The Second Age”

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.

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