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  • Bibliography (in English) for 2016
  • Compiled by David Bratman

Primary Sources

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Facsimile first edition. London: HarperCollins, 2016.
———. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun: Together with the Corrigan Poems. Ed. Verlyn Flieger; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2016.
———. A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages. Eds. Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins. London: HarperCollins, 2016.
Tolkien: The Lost Recordings. BBC Radio 4.


Chance, Jane. Tolkien, Self and Other: "This Queer Creature." New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Coutras, Lisa. Tolkien's Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Coombes, Matthew D. The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R. Tolkien. [Auckland, NZ]: Independent Publishing Network, 2016.
Forest-Hill, Lynn, ed. The Return of the Ring: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012. Edinburgh: Luna Press, 2016.
Furnish, Timothy R. High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-earth. [Toronto, ON]: Oloris, 2016.
Glyer, Diana Pavlac. Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. Kent, OH: Black Squirrel Press, 2016.
Hassler-Forest, Dan. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. [Especially pp. 27–47.] [End Page 333]
Honegger, Thomas and Maureen F. Mann, eds. Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour In and Around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Zurich: Walking Tree, 2016.
Hooker, Mark T. Iter Tolkienensis: A Tolkiennymical Road Trip from Buckland (Worcestershire) to the Ivy Bush (Carmarthen, Wales). [US]: Llyfrawr, 2016.
———. Tolkien and Sanskrit: The Silmarillion in the Cradle of Proto-IndoEuropean. [US]: Llyfrawr, 2016.
Kilby, Clyde S. A Well of Wonder: Essays on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Ed. Loren Wilkinson and Keith Call. Brewster, MA: Mount Tabor Books, 2016. [Mostly reprinted material.]
Lewis, Anthony, and Elizabeth Currie ("Elansea"). On the Perilous Road: An Unauthorised Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien. [UK]: Elansea 2016, 2016.
Markos, Louis. From A to Z to Middle-earth with J.R.R. Tolkien. Silverton, OR: Lampion Press, 2016.
Mosley, David Russell. Being Deified: Poetry and Fantasy on the Path to God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. [Especially chapter 8, "Participating in the Poem and Theo-Poem: Human Creativity and Examples from Poetry and Fantasy," 185–213]
Potts, Stephen W., ed. The Hobbit. (Critical Insights) Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2016.
Robertson, Robin. Jung and Frodo: 7 Paths of Individuation in Lord of the Rings. Alhambra, CA: Manyhats Press, 2016.
Rowe, David. The Proverbs of Middle-earth. [Toronto, ON]: Oloris, 2016.
Thayer, Anna. On Eagles' Wings: An Exploration of Eucatastrophe in Tolkien's Fantasy/Fantasy. Edinburgh: Luna Press, 2016.
Tomko, Michael. Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Worthing, Mark William. Narnia, Middle-earth and the Kingdom of God: A History of Fantasy Literature and the Christian Tradition. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016. [Chapters 5–7, 49–71] [End Page 334]
Young, Helen. Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness. New York: Routledge, 2016. [Primarily chapter 1, "Founding Fantasy: J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard," 15–39.]

Articles and Book Chapters

Acker, Paul. "Tolkien's Sellic Spell: A Beowulfian Fairy Tale." Tolkien Studies 13 (2016): 31–44.
Alberto, Maria. "'The effort to translate': Fan Film Culture and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien." Journal of Tolkien Research 3.3 (2016).
Alexander, M. Lee. "Tolkien and the Illustrators: Visual Representations of The Hobbit." Potts 201–22.
Barclay, Chris. "Tolkien's Women of Middle-earth." Forest-Hill 2: 159–72.
Birks, Annie. "Hermeneutical Perspectives on Tolkien's Rhetorical Craftsmanship." Hither Shore 13 (2016): 114–24.
Blackham, Robert S. "Tolkien: The War Years." Forest-Hill 1: 59–67.
———. "Tolkien's Birmingham." Forest-Hill 1: 3–8.
———. "Tolkien's Oxford." Forest-Hill 1: 19–24.
Błaszkiewicz, Bartłomiej. "On the Motif of Katabasis in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin." Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny 63.3 (2016): 400–14.
Bodean-Vozian, Olesea. "Narrative Perspective Mediated by Manner of Motion...


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