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  • Bibliography (In English) for 2011
  • Rebecca Epstein (bio), David Bratman, and Merlin DeTardo (bio)

Primary Sources

Hammond, Wayne G., and Christina Scull. The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2011.
Rateliff, John D. The History of The Hobbit. Revised and expanded one-volume ed. London: HarperCollins, 2011.
Tolkien, J.R.R. Beowulf and the Critics. Edited by Michael D. C. Drout. Rev. 2nd ed. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2011.


Blackham, Robert S. The Pitkin Guide to Tolkien. Andover, Hampshire: Pitkin Publishing, 2011.
———. Tolkien and the Peril of War. Stroud, Gloucestershire: History Press, 2011.
Blok, Cor. A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to Accompany The Lord of the Rings. Edited by Pieter Collier. London: HarperCollins, 2011.
Bloom, Harold, ed. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2011.
Bogstad, Janice M., and Philip E. Kaveny, eds. Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2011.
Campbell, Liam. The Ecological Augury in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 2011.
Davis, Norman, and C. L. Wrenn, eds. English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday. London: HarperCollins, 2011. Originally published 1962 by Allen & Unwin.
Dickerson, Matthew. The Mind and the Machine: What It Means To Be Human and Why It Matters. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2011.
Fisher, Jason, ed. Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2011. [End Page 291]
Frailey, A. K. The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings. Bloomington: iUniverse, 2011.
Hiley, Margaret. The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 2011.
Horne, Mark. J.R.R. Tolkien. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011.
Hunter, Cheryl A. Myths and Archetypes in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter”: Mythological Heroes and the Hero and Journey Archetype. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.
Kerry, Paul E., and Sandra Miesel, eds. Light Beyond All Shadow: Religious Experience in Tolkien’s Work. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.
Magennis, Hugh. Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2011.
Phelpstead, Carl. Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011.
Rogers, Stephen D. A Dictionary of Made-up Languages: From Adûnaic to Elvish, Zaum to Klingon, the Anwa (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2011.
Rudder, L. Douglas, Jr. Tolkien: Roncevaux, Ethandune, and Middle-earth. Granite City, IL: Athor Productions, 2011.
Ruud, Jay. Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 2011.
Wallner, Alexandra. J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated by John Wallner. New York: Holiday House, 2011.
Waugh, Robert H. A Monster of Voices: Speaking for H. P. Lovecraft. New York: Hippocampus Press, 2011. [Chapter “The Surreal and the Organic Imaginations: Lewis, Tolkien, and Lovecraft.”]
Zettersten, Arne. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Double Worlds and Creative Process: Language and Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Articles and Book Chapters

Adams, Sam. “Letter from Wales.” PN Review 38, no. 2 (Nov.–Dec. 2011): 7–9. [End Page 292]
Annear, Lucas. “Language in Tolkien’s ‘Bagme Bloma.’” Tolkien Studies 8 (2011): 37–49.
Auger, Emily E. “The Lord of the Rings’ Interlace: The Adaptation to Film.” Mythlore 30, nos. 1–2 (Fall–Winter 2011): 143–62.
Barker, Martin. “Playing with Gollum: Uncovering the Cultural Life and Transnational Travels of a Complex Character.” Scope no. 19 (Feb. 2011). [In two parts.]
Barouch, Valeria. “Arvernien, or, On the Winding of Rivers.” Arda Philology 3 (2011): 84–91.
Bednarowski, Mark. “Plight of the Dwarves.” Amon Hen 228 (March 2011): 14–16.
Bignell, Paul. “Lost Hobbit Images Get First Showing.” Independent on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011: 24.
Birks, Annie. “Augustinian and Boethian Insights into Tolkien’s Shaping of Middle-earth: Predestination, Prescience and Free Will.” Hither Shore 8 (2011): 132–47.
Birns, Nicholas. “The Stones and the Book: Tolkien, Mesopotamia, and Biblical Mythopoeia.” In Fisher, ed., 45–68...


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