Sunday, 1 December 2013

Tolkien Transactions XLIII

November 2013

November has been a Scouting month — first our association's AGM, electing a new board and voting on various changes to our by-laws, and since then my on-site participation in the 1st World Scout Education Congress. As a consequence of all this, I have not had time to read all the Tolkien-related stuff that I would normally have read, and I do not have the time to catch up, and as a consequence, this issue of my transactions are going to be rather different.

I am sorry about the reduced format, but I am sure you will understand, and I will try to do better in December.


These transactions are posted to the usenet newsgroups rec.arts.books.tolkien, alt.fan.tolkien, and alt.books.inklings, and the usenet version can be accessed at
http://www.webuse.net/frameset.php?su=newsgroup.php&ng=rec.arts.books.tolkien
These transactions are also posted on my blog, Parma-kenta (Enquiry into the books): http://parmarkenta.blogspot.com


Since there is only a very limited number of items this month, I have chosen not to divide it into various categories.

MD, Friday, 1 November 2013, ‘"How to Read Tolkien’ lecture from Carnegie Mellon now on line"
http://wormtalk.blogspot.dk/2013/11/how-to-read-tolkien-lecture-from.html
http://preview.tinyurl.com/oa8rwey
Michael Drout's lecture, on ‘How to Read Tolkien’ is now available on YouTube

Lynn Forest-Hill, Thursday, 8 November 2013, ‘First Meeting in November’
http://southfarthingmathom2012.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/first-meeting-in-october/
http://preview.tinyurl.com/q9bgu44
The Southampton Tolkien Reading Group continue their reading of Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. As usual the ensuing discussions are much too far-ranging to summarize, but very much worth reading. Also take a look at the later ‘Last Meeting in November’.

JDR, Friday, 8 November 2013, ‘The Shippey Festschrift’
http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-shippey-festschrift.html
On the long-awaited festschrift for Tom Shippey now appearing for pre-order from McFarland, listed for publication in spring/summer next year.

BBC, Friday, 22 November 2013, ‘JRR Tolkien film biopic in the pipeline’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25049475
Here the BBC version of the story, which has been on a great many news outlets. I cannot say that I am thrilled.


Blogs and feeds with Tolkien-related posts this month

Mythgard Institute
http://www.mythgard.org/

Jonathan McIntosh, ‘The Flame Imperishable’
http://jonathansmcintosh.wordpress.com/

Joe Gilronan Tolkien Art
http://joegilronanlordoftherings.blogspot.com/

Ilverai, ‘Wandering Paths’
http://ilverai.wordpress.com/

Also, there have been a number of interesting-looking articles on Medievalist.net with topics that are relevant for Tolkien studies
http://www.medievalists.net/



= = = = The Blog Roll = = = =



These are blogs you really should be following yourself if you're interested in Tolkien ...
Contents from these blogs will only be reported here if there is something that I find particularly interesting, or posts that fit with a monthly theme, but I will here note the number of Tolkien-related posts in the month covered by these transactions (while the number of posts with a vaguer relation — e.g. by being about other Inklings — are given in parentheses).

Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (S&H), ‘Too Many Books and Never Enough’
http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/
Tolkien Notes 10 posted in November

Jason Fisher (JF) — ‘Lingwë — Musings of a Fish’
http://lingwe.blogspot.com
No posts in November

Pieter Collier (PC), ‘The Tolkien Library’
http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/
Pieter has posted a lot in November — go check it all out!

Douglas A. Anderson (DAA), ‘Tolkien and Fantasy’
http://tolkienandfantasy.blogspot.com/
Doug Anderson has a post on C.S. Lewis in November.

John D. Rateliff (JDR) — ‘Sacnoth's Scriptorium’
http://sacnoths.blogspot.com
A lot of posts in November — many of them related to Tolkien or other Inklings (and some that are related to Peter Jackson or other non-Tolkienian matters).

Marcel Aubron-Bülles (MB), ‘The Tolkienist’
http://thetolkienist.com/
Nine posts in November, most of which deal with Tolkien fandom more than Tolkien and his work.

David Bratman (DB), ‘Kalimac’
http://kalimac.blogspot.com/
and the old home:
http://calimac.livejournal.com/
A single Tolkien-related posts in November — the ‘Tolkien headdesk’ of the 24th.

Jenny Dolfen (JD), ‘Jenny's Sketchbook’
http://goldseven.wordpress.com/
A single Hannibal posting in November

Holly Rodgers (HR), ‘Teaching Tolkien’
http://teachingtolkien.com/
A single post in November

Anna Smol (AS), ‘A Single Leaf’
http://annasmol.net/
Four posts in November, about Tolkien on various conferences next year and a call for papers.

Various, The Mythopoeic Society
http://www.mythsoc.org
A call for papers and a call for nominations posted in November.

Morgan Thomsen (MT), ‘Mythoi’
http://mythoi.tolkienindex.net
No posts in November

Emil Johansson (EJ), ‘LotR Project Blog’
http://lotrproject.com/blog/
No Tolkien-related posts in November

Michael Martinez (MM), ‘Middle-earth’
http://middle-earth.xenite.org/
A lot of Tolkien-related posts in November, mostly story-internal / Ardalogical in outlook.

Bruce Charlton (BC), ‘Tolkien's The Notion Club Papers’
http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.com/
Three Tolkien-related posts in November



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No new sources in November

For older sources, see http://parmarkenta.blogspot.com/p/sources.html

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