Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMSM: Mythlore 28.1-2

The Mythopoeic Society has just published Mythlore 28.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2008) with the following contents. This issue of the journal (along with back issues and a complete index) can be purchased online at the Mythopoeic Society website.

Mythlore 107/108
Volume 28, Issue 1/2
2009 Fall/Winter
200 pages

Table of Contents


—Janet Brennan Croft

Perilous Shores: The Unfathomable Supernaturalism of Water in 19th-Century Scottish Folklore
—Jason Marc Harris

The Noldor and the Tuatha Dé Danaan: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Irish Influences
—Annie Kinniburgh

Tolkien’s Sigurd & Gudrún: Summary, Sources, & Analogs
—Pierre H. Berube

Amanda McKittrick Ros and the Inklings
—Anita G. Gorman and Leslie Robertson Mateer

Ancient Myths in Contemporary Cinema: Oedipus Rex and Perceval the Knight of the Holy Grail in Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense
—Inbar Shaham

The Heart of the Labyrinth: Reading Jim Henson’s Labyrinth as a Modern Dream Vision
—Shiloh Carroll

No Sex in Narnia? How Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen” Problematizes C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia
—Jennifer L. Miller

Innocence as a Super-power: Little Girls on the Hero’s Journey
—David Emerson

Naming the Evil One: Onomastic Strategies in Tolkien and Rowling
—Janet Brennan Croft


  • Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction. Ed. Douglas A. Anderson. (Reviewed by John D. Rateliff)
  • The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures In Narnia. Laura Miller. (Reviewed by Joe R. Christopher)
  • Projecting Tolkien’s Musical Worlds: A Study of Musical Affect in Howard Shore’s Soundtrack to Lord of the Rings. By Matthew Young. (Reviewed by Jason Fisher)
  • Esotericism, Art, and Imagination. Eds. Arthur Versluis, Lee Irwin, John Richards, and Melinda Weinstein. (Reviewed by Emily E. Auger)
  • The Annotated Wind in the Willows. By Kenneth Grahame; introduction by Brian Jacques; edited with a preface and notes by Annie Gauger. The Wind in the Willows: An Annotated Edition. By Kenneth Grahame; edited by Seth Lerer. The Illustrators of The Wind in the Willows, 1908-2008. By Carolyn Hares-Stryker. (Reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft)
  • Truths Breathed Through Silver: The Inklings’ Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy. Ed. Jonathan B. Himes, with Joe R. Christopher and Salwa Khoddam. (Reviewed by John D. Rateliff)
  • Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. Volume VI. Edited by Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, and Verlyn Flieger. (Reviewed by Janet Brennan Croft)

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