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Episode 21: Elven Kings and Social Hierarchy

    <a href="https://discord.gg/B2ZWfKz">Join Athrabeth's Discord!</a></p><h3>References</h3><p>Interested in Tolkien Studies? You too can end up with a bunch of weird theories about elf society! Check out Mythgard Institute: <a href="https://mythgard.org/">https://mythgard.org</a></p><h3>Sources</h3><p>- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix: The legend of the Awaking of the Quendi (Cuivienyarna)"
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Appendix A “Annals of the Kings and Rulers”

  • H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin

Episode 19: Burns and Broken Hearts

    This month, in our passive aggressive love letter to Valentine's Day, we list our top 10 Burns, Broken Hearts, and Poor Romantic Choices in Tolkien's Legendarium. Celebrate with that special someone in your life by listening to us dunk on elves, men, hobbits, and one smooth talking dwarf. </p><h2>Episode Notes</h2><p>Check out our buddies Rich, Richard and Taylor's upcoming Kickstarter Descent Into Midnight!

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Sources

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth’s Ring, “Part Five. Myths Transformed”, “Text V: Sun The Trees Silmarils”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth’s Ring, “Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: ‘The Debate of Finrod and Andreth'”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, “The Coming of Túrin into Brethil”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, “Túrin in Nargothrond”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Valaquenta”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Of Maeglin”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, “Akallabêth: Of the Rings of Power And the Third Age”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales

J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Book 4, Chapter 10, “The Choice of Master Samwise”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Book 6, Chapter 1, “The Tower of Cirith Ungol”.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Chapter 5 “Riddles in the Dark”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Book 1 Chapter 1 “A Long-Expected Party”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Book 1 Chapter 2 The Shadow of The Past”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 7 “In the House of Tom Bombadil”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Book 2 Chapter 1 “The Council of Elrond”  AND

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter 2 “The Passing of the Grey Company”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter 4, “The Siege of Gondor”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, “Farewell to Lórien”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, Books 3, Chapter 6, “The King of the Golden Hall”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Appendix A “Annals of the Kings and Rulers”

Episode 16: Tolkien’s Languages: Part 2: The Tree of Tongues

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References

Map of Beleriand (drawn by Christopher Tolkien)

Sources

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, “Part Two. Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings: Chapter 5: The Lhammas”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets Part 2”, in Parma Eldalamberon XVIII (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 28-9, 81 (additional tables)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “Words, Phrases and Passages, Appendices, The Quendian Languages”, in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 127-135
  • 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 One. The Grey Annals”
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D” (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998

Episode 15: Tolkien’s Languages: Part 1

EPISODE NOTES

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References, Notes and Useful Links

  • Brackmann, Rebecca. “‘Dwarves Are Not Heroes’: Antisemitism and The Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Writing.” Mythlore, vol. 28, no. 3, 10 Apr. 2010. 109/110 Spring/Summer.
  • Tolkien reciting namarie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6de_SbVUVfA
  • Tolkien singing namarie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuHrD_xlJY
  • Hostetter, Carl F. “Elvish as she is spoke” http://www.elvish.org/articles/EASIS.pdf
  • http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_elvish.htm
  • Convenient condensed writeups of the various Tolkien languages covered
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Valarin – like the Glitter of Swords.” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/valarin.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Various Mannish Tongues – the sadness of Mortal Men?” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/mannish.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Quenya – the Ancient Tongue” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/quenya.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Sindarin – the Noble Tongue” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/sindarin.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Adûnaic – the vernacular of Númenor” Ardalambion,folk.uib.no/hnohf/adunaic.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)
    • Fauskanger, Helge K. “Orkish and the Black Speech – base language for base purposes” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/orkish.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)

Sources

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Qenya Phonology”, in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 22
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “Quenya Phonology”, in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 22
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “Quenya Grammar”, in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 28-34
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “Words, Phrases and Passages”, in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 12
  • Letter 176. In H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin
  • Gilson and Wynne, ‘The Growth of Grammar in the Elven Tongues’ 1992
  • Gilson, Christopher, “Narqelion and the Early Lexicons. Some Notes on the First Elvish Poem”, in Vinyar Tengwar 40 (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), p. 6
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lost Road and Other Writings. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 5. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Print. History of Middle­ earth.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. Sauron Defeated. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 9. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Print. History of Middle­ earth.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. War of the Jewels. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 10. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. 301­66. Print. History of Middle ­earth.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. “Appendices” in The Lord of the Rings. Allen & Unwin.

Episode 14: Quenya Catholic Prayers

    <h3>Sources</h3>
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part One)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 43 (2002): 5­38. Print.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part Two)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 44 (2002): 5­20. Print.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon." Ed. Christopher Gilson, Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick Wynne, and Arden R. Smith. Parma Eldalamberon 12 (1998)
  • Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War : the threshold of Middle-earth. London: HarperCollins, 2003.
  • Letter 142. In H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin

Episode Mentions

Vinyar Tengwar Homepage
Elven Linguistic Fellowship
Vinyar Tengwar Issue 43

Episode 13: Tolkien Fanfiction Culture

    This episode Jude and Stef talk to Dawn Walls-Thumma, founder of the Silmarillion Writers Guild and author of a fascinating survey on the culture and practices of the Tolkien Fanfiction community.

Dawn’s Socials
Twitter: @DawnFelagund
Silmarillion Writers Guild
Dawn’s Personal Page

Show Notes
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Works Referenced This Episode
Walls-Thumma, Dawn (2019) Data on Tolkien Fanfiction Culture and Practices (1st Edition)

Episode 12: A Tale of Two Tolkien Biographies

Jude and Stef review the new Tolkien biopic, as well John Garth’s “Tolkien and the Great War”. Some beefs are had.

Episode 11: The A-Neigh-zing Horses of Middle Earth part 2

From the noble Mearas of the Rohirrim to the dark mounts of the Black Riders, we close out our Horsey series with some of the most notable steeds of Middle-earth

Episode 10: The A-Neigh-zing Horses of Middle Earth part 1

What started as a joke about ranking of all the horses of Middle-earth as a palate cleanser for Stef after so many episodes about souls and eschatology, has turned into two of our best episodes, courtesy of Stef’s unbridled enthusiasm for hoses and Tolkien! Enjoy this first in our two part series on the Horses of Middle-earth!

Episode 9: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth part 2: grief and partings

In the conclusion of first episodes on the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, we cover the second half of the conversation, discuss the Tale of Adanel, and give our final thoughts on this amazing piece. We also talk about our recent trip to New York to attend the Tolkien and Inspiration symposium at the Morgan Library!

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