Examines Tolkien’s experiences during World War I and typical WWI themes in his writings: the pastoral moment, ritual and romance, and the sense of national literature. Looks at how Tolkien mythologized his war experiences in his fiction.
Croft, Janet Brennan
"The Great War and Tolkien's Memory: An Examination of World War I Themes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 23
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol23/iss4/2
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021