Table of contents for Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader / edited by Jane Chance.


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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments 
Abbreviations 
Introduction: "A Mythology for England"?
Jane Chance 
Part I. Backgrounds: Folklore, Religion, Magic, and Language 
Chapter 1: Tolkien and the Rediscovery of Myth
Michaela Baltasar 
Chapter 2: Light from an Invisible Lamp: Natural Religion 	in The Lord of the Rings
Catherine Madsen 
Chapter 3: Creating and Re-creating Worlds with Words: The Religion and the Magic of Language in The Lord of the Rings
Mary E. Zimmer 
Chapter 4: Tolkien as Philologist
David Lyle Jeffrey 
Part II. Tolkien and Classical and Medieval Latin 
Chapter 5: Saving the Myths: The Re-creation of Mythology in Plato and Tolkien
Gergely Nagy 
Chapter 6: Myth, Late Roman History, and Multiculturalism in Tolkien's Middle-earth
Sandra Ballif Straubhaar 
Chapter 7: From Catastrophe to Eucatastrophe: J. R. R. Tolkien's Transformation of Ovid's Mythic Pyramus and Thisbe into Beren and Lúthien
Jen Stevens 
Chapter 8: Providence, Fate, and Chance: Boethian 	Philosophy in The Lord of the Rings
Kathleen E. Dubs 
Part III. Tolkien and Old Norse 
Chapter 9: Tolkien and the Appeal of the Pagan: Edda and Kalevala
Tom Shippey 
Chapter 10: Norse and Christian Gods: The Integrative Theology of J. R. R. Tolkien
Marjorie J. Burns 
Chapter 11: The Twilight of the Elves: Ragnarök and the End of the Third Age
Andy Dimond 
Chapter 12: Gathered Round Northern Fires: The Imaginative Impact of the Kolbítar
Andrew Lazo 
Part IV. Tolkien and Old English 
Chapter 13: A Mythology for Anglo-Saxon England
Michael D.C. Drout 
Chapter 14: Oaths and Oathbreaking: Analogues of Old English Comitatus in Tolkien's Myth
John R. Holmes 
Chapter 15: "On the Borders of Old Stories:" Enacting the Past in Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings
Alexandra Bolintineanu 
Part V. Tolkien and Finnish 
Chapter 16: A Mythology for Finland: Elias Lönrott and J. R. R. Tolkien as Mythmakers
Verlyn Flieger 
Chapter 17: Setting the Rocket Off in Story: The Kalevala as the Germ of Tolkien's Legendarium
Richard C. West 
Chapter 18: J. R. R. Tolkien and the Kalevala: Some Thoughts on the Finnish Origins of Tom Bombadil and Treebeard
David Elton Gay 
Bibliography 
Contributors' Notes 
Index 




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Tolkien, J, R, R, (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 Criticism and interpretation, Tolkien, J, R, R, (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 Knowledge Mythology, Fantasy literature, English History and criticism, Middle Earth (Imaginary place)Mythology in literature, Myth in literature