Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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Publication update (Tolkien on Film)

I am happy to announce that the first scholarly anthology on Peter Jackson's film trilogy, Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, edited by Janet B. Croft, is on its way from the printers.

Chapters include the following:

*"Fairy Princess or Tragic Heroine? The Metamorphosis of Arwen Undomiel in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Films" by Cathy Akers-Jordan

*"Tales Around the Internet Campfire: Fan Fiction in Tolkien’s Universe" by Susan Booker

*"Summa Jacksonica: A Reply to Defenses of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, after St. Thomas Aquinas" by David Bratman

*"Tolkien’s Women (and Men): The Films and the Books" by Jane Chance

*"Mithril Coats and Tin Ears: ‘Anticipation’ and ‘Flattening’ in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy" by Janet Brennan Croft

*"The Transformation of Tolkien’s Arwen and the Abandonment of the Psyche Archetype: The Lord of the Rings on the Page and on the Screen" by Victoria Gaydosik

*"Councils and Counsel in Tolkien’s and Jackson’s versions of The Lord of the Rings" by Judith Kollmann

*"Re-vision: The Creative Process in The Lord of the Rings, In Print and On Screen" by Diana L. Paxson

*"The Lord of the Rings: A Source-Critical Analysis" by Mark Shea

*"The Three Ages of Imperial Cinema: From the Death of Gordon to The Return of the King" by J.E. Smyth

*mine, obviously ->"Make Mine ‘Movieverse’: How the Tolkien Fan Fiction Community Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Peter Jackson" by Amy H. Sturgis (I am happy to say this chapter allowed me to talk about several trends in LOTR fan fiction and discuss works by thrihyrne, baylorsr, and cassieclaire, among many others. It is dedicated to the memory of Ann Zewen, exemplary editor, writer, and fan.)

*"The "Sub-Subcreation" of Galadriel, Arwen, and Éowyn: Tolkien's Women and The Lord of the Rings" by Maureen Thum

*"Frodo on Film: Peter Jackson’s Problematic Portrayal" by Dan Timmons

*"The Epic Hero and the Little Man" by Kayla McKinney Wiggins

Further information, including abstracts of each chapter and early reviews of the anthology, are available here.

The book can be preordered from The Mythopoeic Press now and will soon be available at

This ends my self-serving public announcement. ;) Thanks for reading!

And now, in the spirit of Tolkien fan fiction, my quote of the day:

As the eyes dry and whither
The blindness lingers on
But I still see your light now you're gone

Just like the sun setting on my shoulder
Galadriel is the embers of the night
And there could be no other
The Shadows run and the days grow colder
Galadriel is the tender autumn light
She is the end of summer

from "End of Summer," by Bob Catley, from his album Middle-Earth

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