Primarily Middle-earth studies rather than criticism. Reviews the history of the great rings, bringing together information from various parts of LotR Appendices (The Silmarillion not yet available at this time). Speculates on the linguistic roots of the names of the three Elven rings and the possibility that the seven Dwarven rings may have had associations with the alchemical metals and the nine rings for Men with the planets.
"On the Natures & Histories of the Great Rings,"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss2/3
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021