Tolkien Transactions XLIII

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Troels Forchhammer

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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 Gudr�n_. 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) -- "Lingw� -- 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-B�lles (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


= = = = Sources = = = =

No new sources in November

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

--
Troels Forchhammer
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