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Episode 37: The Sundering of the Elves

Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

“The Sundering of the Elves” as mapped in the Silmarillion: https://i.imgur.com/uIVL8ws.png

The Tolkien Society Seminar has posted the recording from their “Tolkien and Diversity” seminar to youtube, and you can find all the links on their site here: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2021/07/recordings-of-tolkien-and-diversity-seminar-now-available/

Citations

  • Letter 211
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, “Part Four. Quendi and Eldar
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, “Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix: The legend of the – Awakening of the Quendi (Cuivienyarna)”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, “The History of Galadriel and Celeborn”, “Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, “The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age”, “Of the Elves”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, “The Second Age”

Episode 36: Tolkien and Diversity Recap

Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson

The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-society-summer-seminar/

Citations

Books:

Oluo, Ijeoma. 2019. So You Want to Talk about Race. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Websites:

The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone

https://www.ramaytush.org/

Accessed June 30, 2021

Michigan State University, Native American Institute, “Guide to Land Acknowledgements”

https://www.canr.msu.edu/nai/about/land-acknowledgements  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Governance Center, “A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgement”

https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

Accessed June 30, 2021

Native Land Digital

https://native-land.ca  

Accessed June 30, 2021

Mills, Selena, “What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter?

Posted on Local Love on March 18, 2019

https://locallove.ca/issues/what-are-land-acknowledgements-and-why-do-they-matter/#.YN4CHW5lCis

Accessed July 1, 2021

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

https://peoriatribe.com/#

Accessed June 30, 2021

The Tolkien Society

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/

Accessed July 4, 2021

Socials: @TolkienSociety

The Tolkien Society- Oxonmoot 2021

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-2021/

Accessed July 5, 2021

Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021

Presentations discussed in this episode:

Saturday, July 3, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings

By Cordeliah Logsdon

Twitter: @cordeliah_g

[00:15:45]

The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in the Fantasy of J. R. R. Tolkien

By Clare Moore

Twitter: @claremoore914

[00:17:26]

“The Burnt Hand Teaches Most About Fire”: Applying Traumatic Stress and Ecological Frameworks to Narratives of Displacement and Resettlement Across Cultures in Tolkien’s Middle-earth

By V. Elizabeth King

Twitter: @VElizabeth_King

[00:20:48]

The Invisible Other: Tolkien’s Dwarf-Women and the ‘Feminine Lack’

By Dr. Sara Brown

Twitter: @AranelParmadil

[00:25:52]

Projecting Indian Myths, Culture and History onto Tolkien’s Worlds

By Sultana Raza

Website: https://sultanaraza.wordpress.com

[00:29:22]

The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Identity, and Antiracism

By Nicholas Birns

Twitter: @nicholasbirns

[00:31:28]

The Problematic Perimeters of Elrond Half-elven and Ronald English-Catholic

By Kristine Larsen

Website: https://kristinelarsen.academia.edu

[00:33:48]

Hearkening to the Other: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth

By Cami Agan

Website: https://www.oc.edu/directory/cami-agan-ph-d

[00:37:05]

Sunday, July 4, 2021 (listed in order of appearance)

Pardoning Saruman?: The Queer in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

By Christopher Vaccaro

Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/english/profiles/chris_vaccaro

[00:39:43]

Desire of the Ring: An Indian Academic’s Adventures in her Quest for the Perilous Realm

By Sonali Chunodkar

[00:42:16]

Queer Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!

By Robin Reid

Website: https://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/humanitiessocialsciencesarts/departments/literatureLanguages/ostl/labPersonnel/rReid.aspx

[00:44:38]

Hidden Visions: Iconographies of Alterity in Soviet Bloc Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings

By Joel Merriner

Twitter: @JoelMerriner

[00:46:50]

Questions of Caste in The Lord of the Rings and its Multiple Chinese Translations

By Eric Reinders

Website: http://religion.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/reinders-eric.html

[00:50:48]

Stars Less Strange: An Analysis of Fanfiction and Representation within the Tolkien Fan Community

By Dawn Walls-Thumma

Twitter: @DawnFelagund

Website: http://dawnfelagund.com

[00:53:01]

“Something Mighty Queer”: Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien

By Danna Petersen-Deeprose

[00:56:24]

Translation as a means of representation and diversity in Tolkien’s scholarship and fandom

By Martha Celis-Menzoda

[1:00:00]

Episode 33: HORSEtory of Rohan Part 1

Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson

Citations

Recommended

  • Nerd of the Rings YouTube videos about the ancient history of Rohan-
    “The Éothéod – Ancestors Of Rohan | Tolkien Explained”
    Published to YouTube on October 2, 2020 (Accessed 3/19/2021)
    https://youtu.be/S-_1mTkqGaQ

  • “Eorl the Young: Founder of Rohan | Tolkien Explained”
    Published on YouTube on October 9, 2020 (Accessed 3/19/2021)
    https://youtu.be/c2EHaA44CRw

Episode 32: Fate and Free Will

Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson

Citations

Forchhammer, T. (2015). On Tolkien’s Notes on “Fate and Free Will”. Retrieved 2021, from http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/on-tolkiens-notes-on-fate-and-free-will/

Tolkien, J. (2009). Notes and Documents, Fate and Free Will (C. F. Hostetter, Ed.). Tolkien Studies, 6, 183-188.

Flieger, V. (2009). The Music and the Task: Fate and Free Will in Middle-earth. Tolkien Studies, 6, 151-182.

Tolkien, J.R.R., Tolkien, Christopher (ed.). Morgoth’s Ring. London: HarperCollins, 1994.

Tolkien, J.R.R., Tolkien, Christopher (ed.). The Silmarillion. Houghton Mifflin Company

Book mentioned by jude: Flame Imperishable by Jonathan S. McIntosh

Episode 31: The Compassion of the Valar

Episode Notes

Citations

Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth’s Ring. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993.

Rutledge, A. A. (2012). “Justice is not Healing”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Pauline Constructs in “Finwë and Míriel”. Tolkien Studies, 9, 59-73.

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Episode 28: Framing Devices

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Sources

–  J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion

 

 

Hobbitween 2020

Adventures in Middle-earth role playing game by Cubicle 7: https://www.cubicle7games.com/adventures-in-middle-earth/

Cast:
Lore Master: James Pierson
Theo Fleetfoot: Max Jimenez
Fortinbras Knoakes: Jude Vais
Pumpkins Proudfoot: Stef Midlock

Title music: “Lord of the Devil Rings” by Ponymusic, courtesy of Pond5

Soundscapes provided by Tabletop Audio, https://tabletopaudio.com

Additional Music and sound effects licensed from soundstripe, https://www.soundstripe.com

Episode 26: Two Year Hobbitversery!

    <a href="https://discord.gg/B2ZWfKz">Join Athrabeth's Discord!</a></p><h3>Sources</h3><p>- H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin (letter 214)

Episode 24: Dunking on Fëanor

    <a href="https://discord.gg/B2ZWfKz">Join Athrabeth's Discord!</a></p><h3>Sources</h3><p>- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion

  • Kane, Douglas C. (2008) “Reconstructing Arda: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor,” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 27 : No. 1, Article 4.

Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol27/iss1/4

  • Walls-Thumma, Dawn M. (2016) “Attainable Vistas: Historical Bias in Tolkien’s Legendarium as a Motive for Transformative Fanworks,” Journal of Tolkien Research: Vol. 3 : Iss. 3 , Article 3. 

Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol3/iss3/3

  • Retrieved from Dawn’s blog post titled: “The Deaths of Kings: Historical Bias in the Death Scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin” found at: http://dawnfelagund.com/node/8

Episode 22: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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References

Interested in Tolkien Studies? You too can end up with a bunch of weird theories about elf society! Check out Mythgard Institute: https://mythgard.org

Sources

Tolkien Gateway “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight_(edition)

 

Wikipedia “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight

 

Wikipedia “Cotton Library” Accessed April 22, 2020. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_library

 

Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Print. Rpt. Mariner Books, 2005. Print.

 

“Galadriel and Morgan Le Fey: Tolkien’s Redemption of the Lady of the Lacuna” by Susan Carter published in Mythlore Vol 25 Number 3/4 (spring-summer 2007).

 

JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, HaperCollins e-books. 

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: an introduction by Simon Armitage, Published Jan 31, 2018, https://www.bl.uk/medieval-literature/articles/sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight-an-introduction (Accessed April 22, 2020). 

 

BBC Documentary:” Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

https://youtu.be/74glI1lg1CQ (Accessed April 20, 2020)

Gawain and the Green Knight 1973 movie

https://youtu.be/fBEv8xjBJf8 (Accessed April 23, 2020)

 

Emily Cheeseman’s Gawain and the Green Knight:

http://emilycheeseman.com/greenknight/ (Accessed April 23, 2020)

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