A space for the discussion of the life, works, and influence of British author and academic J.R.R. Tolkien.
O paradeiro do manuscrito de “Doworst” por Tolkien é desconhecido. Este artigo reproduz o que se conhece do texto e comenta sobre sua história.
The prime source of information about Middle-earth calendars is Appendix D to Prof. J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation of the Red Book of Westmarch. Thence have these quotations been extracted, in order to achieve a concordance among our reckoning of months and days on the one hand, and the five systems known to have been employed by the Eldar, the H…[Read more]
A principal fonte de informações sobre os calendários da Terra-Média é o Apêndice D da tradução do Livro Vermelho do Marco Ocidental feita pelo Prof. J.R.R. Tolkien. Foi dali que se extraíram estas citações, para obter uma concordância entre nossa contagem dos meses e dias por um lado, e por outro lado os cinco sistemas que se sabe terem sido…[Read more]
Mount Dolmed (from Sindarin dol + med “wet head”) rose in the First Age above an important pass through the Blue Mountains, between Beleriand and Eriador.
The great dwarven cities of Gabilgathol [Nogrod in Sindarin] and Tumunzahar [Belegost] were built in its vicinity, to the southeast and northeast respectively.
The Blue Mountains [Ered Lui…[Read more]
An analysis of Tolkien’s writing dynamics based on a video of him writing in tengwar
Revised and reset from the 1936 original
A collection of my articles on Tolkien – with a very slight bias towards Brazilian readers – has been started. I would have posted more but for a failure to upload / deposit, which is being investigated by the technical team at HC.
The bias towards Brazilians comes from the fact that I have translated into Portuguese a fair number of works by and…[Read more]
Megan N. Fontenot started the topic This year's Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review in the discussion Tolkien Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
I have an essay in this year’s Tolkien Studies. It’s called “The Art of Eternal Disaster: Tolkien’s Apocalypse and the Road to Healing.” Be sure to check it out!
My paper on Tolkien and Francis Thompson (presented at Mythcon last year and subsequently published in Mythlore) is now freely available to download! Check it out!
Just a notice that my collection of essays on Lord of the Rings is already up on the Commons. Overall about the book being more a prompt to not adventure, than a lead to doing so (and so as I found out, similar to Moorcock’s conception of it): http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nv66-zq22