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Tolkien in the 21st Century: Reading, Reception, and Reinterpretation

In our media-saturated 21st century, Tolkien’s influence in shaping the fantasy genre remains as important as it has always been. This volume covers analytical issues concerning such influence from the perspectives of reading, reception, and reinterpretation.

Jorge L. Bueno Alonso is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, French and German at the University of Vigo, Spain. His main research interests are Medieval and Renaissance English literature and film studies, with a particular focus on the link between literature and film.

"The fact that the contributors of the different papers come from different academic backgrounds and have different interests—something that the editor of the volume acknowledges to be deliberate—makes for a compilation that shows Tolkien’s work in all its richness of topics and themes, while granting at the same time insights into the myriad lines of study that it can offer. All in all, this is a volume that offers some serious and well-done research on J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary creation, be it related to Middle-earth or not. The already mentioned variety that the text offers with regard to the type of authors included and themes that it touches upon is one of its strongest points, and it might constitute a factor that attracts a more general readership, as opposed to other works that only address scholars and do not seek to appeal to the interest of a wider public."

Dr Jon Alkorta Martiartu Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature 28 (2023)

Tom Birkett

Jorge Luis Bueno-Alonso

Andoni Cossio

Laura Gálvez

Ibai Adrián Goldaraz

Stuart Lee

Jonathan Lench

Sergio López Martínez

Adriana Taboada González

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ISBN: 1-5275-8395-3

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8395-5

Release Date: 31st May 2022

Pages: 175

Price: £62.99