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2017 - 2011

2017

Review of J.R.R. Tolkien. 2016. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun. Edited by Verlyn Flieger. London: HarperCollins, in Journal of Tolkien Research 4.2 (2017) http://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol4/iss2/4/

2016

‘To whom it may concern – a Reviewer’s Complaint.’ Hither Shore 12:276-277.

Review of Theresa Freda Nicolay. 2014. Tolkien and the Modernists: Literary Responses to the Dark New Days of the 20th Century. Jefferson NC: McFarland, in Hither Shore 12:278-280.

Review of Deke Parsons. 2014. J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy. Jefferson NC: McFarland, in Hither Shore 12:280-281.

Review of Tolkien Studies 11 (University of Virginia Press), in Hither Shore 12:281-286.

Review of Edward L. Risden. 2015. Tolkien’s Intellectual Landscape. Jefferson NC: McFarland, in Hither Shore 12:288-292.

Review of Ralph C. Wood (ed.). 2015. Tolkien among the Moderns. Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, in Hither Shore 12:295-299.

2015

Review of Theresa Freda Nicolay. 2014. Tolkien and the Modernists: Literary Responses to the Dark New Days of the 20th Century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, in Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung 6 (2/2015):133-135.

Review of Bradford Eden Lee (ed.). 2014. ‘The Hobbit’ and Tolkien’s Mythology. Jefferson NC: McFarland, in Journal of Tolkien Research 2.1 (2015) Click here for review

Review of Timo Rebschloe. 2014. Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europas. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, in Arbitrium 33.2 (2/2015):147–149, DOI: 10.1515/arb-2015-0011

Keynote Lecture ‘From Fafner to Smaug: Dragons on the Silver Screen’ presented at the Conference on ‘Film in the 21st Century’, 10 July 2015, University of Hamburg Click here for video

Plenary Lecture presented at the International Conference on ‘The Inklings: Fantasy and National Discourse’, 1 April 2015, University of Vitoria-Gasteiz Click here for video

Interview (in Polish) in Aiglos 20 (2015): 274-285.

Interview (in Hungarian) in Lassi Laurië 13 (August 2015): 10-11.

Review of Stefan Ekman. 2013. Here Be Dragons. Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, in Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung 5 (1/2015):139-141.

Review of Timo Rebschloe. 2014. Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europas. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, in Spenser Review 44.3.62 (2015) Click here for review

Review of Stefan Ekman. 2013. Here Be Dragons. Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, in Hither Shore 11:173-176.

Review of Raymond Edwards. 2014. Tolkien. London: Robert Hale, in Hither Shore 11:184-185.

Review of Deborah A. Higgens. 2014. Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. NP: Oloris Publishing, in Hither Shore 11:187-188.

2014

Review of Adam Roberts. 2013. The Riddles of The Hobbit. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, in Tolkien Studies 11:247-250.

Review of Ulrike Schenk. 2013. Die mittelenglische Romanze zwischen Imitation und Innovation: Zur Dynamik einer Diskurstradition. Münchener Universitätsschriften 38. Frankfurt a.M.: Lang Edition, in Anglia 132.2 (2014): 393-394.

Interview (in German) on the occasion of the publication of the first volume of The Lord of the Rings 60 years ago in Deutschlandradio Kultur 29 July 2014. Click here for interview

Review of Guillemette Bolens and Lukas Erne (eds.). 2011. Medieval and Early Modern Authorship. SPELL (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 25). Tübingen: Narr, in Anglistik 25.1 (2014): 197-200.

Review of Arnulf Krause. 2012. Die wirkliche Mittelerde. Tolkiens Mythologie und ihre Wurzeln im Mittelalter. Darmstadt: Konrad Theiss, in Hither Shore 10:230.

Review of Tolkien Studies 9 (University of Virginia Press), in Hither Shore 10:231.

Review of Adam Roberts. 2013. The Riddles of the Hobbit. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, in Hither Shore 10:237-240.

Review of Christopher Scarf. 2013. The Ideal of Kingship in the Writings of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Divine Kingship is Reflected in Middle-earth. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, in Hither Shore 10:240-241.

Interview (in French and English) at the Conference ‘Tolkien et les Inklings’ (Cerisy 2012). Click here for interview

Interview (in German) with Jörg Biesler on Elvish languages in SWR2 Matinee 23 March 2014.

‘Fantasyromane – nichts für Christen?’ – Interview (in German) with Erik Brühlmann on the relationship between Fantasy and Christianity. Der Sonntag 10:16-20 and Doppelpunkt 10:16-20.

2013

Review of Neil Cartlidge (ed.). 2012. Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romance. Studies in Medieval Romance. Woodbridge: Brewer, in Anglia 131.2-3 (2013): 377-381.

Review of Jane Chance (ed.). 2003. Tolkien the Medievalist. London und New York: Routledge. Paperback edition 2008, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) 18.6 (2013): 774-776. Click here for review

Interview (in German) in Tages Anzeiger / Der Bund. Click here for interview

Interview (in English) in Revista de Letras. Click here for interview

Interview (in German) on ‘Der Hobbit und Tolkiens Mittelerde’ in MDR Radio: Kulturnacht. Broadcast 03 January 2013.

2012

Review of Corinne Saunders. 2010. Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance. Studies in Medieval Romance 13. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, in Anglia 130.3:433-435.

Review of James Wade. 2011. Fairies in Medieval Romance. The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave, in Anglia 130.3:435-437.

Review of Eike Kehr. 2011. Natur und Kultur in J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. Studien zur Anglistischen Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft (SALS) 35. Trier: WVT, in Anglistik 23.1:219-221.

Review of Bernd Roling. 2010. Drachen und Sirenen. Die Rationalisierung und Abwicklung der Mythologie an den europäischen Universitäten. Mittellateinische Studien und Texte 42. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010, in Scriptorium 2011.2:219-220.

Review of Melissa Furrow. 2009. Expectations of Romance. The Reception of a Genre in Medieval England. Cambridge: Brewer; Laura Ashe, Ivana Djordjevic & Judith Weiss (eds.). 2010. The Exploitations of Medieval Romance. Cambridge: Brewer; Rhiannon Purdie and Michael Cichon (eds.). 2011. Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts. Cambridge: Brewer, in Anglia 130.2:298-306.

Review of Leonie Franz. 2011. Wahre Wunder. Tiere als Funktions- und Bedeutungsträger in mittelalterlichen Gründungslegenden. (Beiträge zur älteren Literaturgeschichte), Heidelberg: Winter, in Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 47:477-479.

Review of Mark Atherton. 2012. There and Back Again. JRR Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, in Hither Shore 9:178-179.

Review of Vincent Ferré (ed.). 2012. Dictionnaire Tolkien. Paris: CNRS Editions, in Hither Shore 9:179-180.

Review of Verlyn Flieger. 2012. Green Suns and Faerie. Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, in Hither Shore 9:181.

Review of Corey Olsen. 2012. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in Hither Shore 9:186-187.

Review of Elizabeth M. Stephen. 2012. Hobbit to Hero. The Making of Tolkien’s King. Moreton in Marsh: ADC Publications, in Hither Shore 9:189.

Interview (in German) in Tolkiens Welt. Click here for interview

Interview/Blog (in English) in The Tolkienist. Click here for interview

2011

Review of Michael Alexander. 2007. Medievalism. The Middle Ages in Modern England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, in Das Mittelalter 16:161-162.

Review of Tolkien Studies 8 (University of Virginia Press), in Hither Shore 8:301-303.

Review of Carl Phelpsted. 2011. Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, in Hither Shore 8:306-307.

Review of Arne Zettersten. 2011. Tolkien’s Double Worlds and Creative Process. Language and Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, in Hither Shore 8:308-310.