Episode 58: Lesser-trod Paths with Clare Moore

This month, we welcome guest host Clare Moore as she presents Tolkien’s representations of disability and impairment through the lens of disability studies in “Lesser-trod Paths with Clare Moore.”

Clare Moore can be found on Twitter: @claremoore914

YouTube presentation: “Clare Moore - 'The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in Tolkien's Fantasy'” Originally presented at The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar, July 3, 2021. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYSj_Z5jy9w (Accessed Feb 24, 2023)

A List of Clare’s publications on “Tolkienists.org” website:

https://tolkienists.org/clare-moore/ (Accessed Feb 24, 2023)

Sources mentioned this episode:

Ria Cheyne: Disability, Literature, Genre: Representations and Affect in Contemporary Fiction

Open Source JStore link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvsn3pp7 (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Irina Metzler’s lecture: Tolkien and Disability (From the Tolkien Society Summer Seminar in 2016)

From the Tolkien Society’s YouTube: https://youtu.be/epx1d4fzmmw (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Lois Bragg, disability studies scholar:

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Lois-Bragg-2052429775 (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Dr. Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien scholar:

http://dimitrafimi.com/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Her book Clare mentioned: Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, November 2008): https://dimitrafimi.com/books/tolkien-race-and-cultural-history-2/

Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Tolkien scholar:

https://english.umd.edu/directory/verlyn-flieger (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Victoria Holtz Wodzak: Tolkien’s Gimpy Heroes

From Mythlore, 10-15-2018, Volume 37, Number 1: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol37/iss1/7/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Victoria Holtz Wodzak: Tolkien Sidelined: Constructing the Non-Combatant in The Children of Hurin

From Mythlore, 4-15-2015, Volume 33, Number 2: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiThreKudL-AhUqI0QIHVEcAGIQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdc.swosu.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1021%26context%3Dmythlore&usg=AOvVaw3sRCH2eSTO5sKMrbdmkkDa  (Accessed April 30, 2023)

John Garth’s essay: The Chronology of Creation: How J.R.R. Tolkien Misremembered the Beginnings of his Mythology

Found in the book: “The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien” edited by Richard Ovenden and Catherine McIlwaine 

Author’s website: https://johngarth.co.uk/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Megan Whalen Turner: The Queen’s Thief series 

Author’s website: http://meganwhalenturner.org/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Intisar Khanani: The Dauntless Path series 

Author’s website: https://booksbyintisar.com/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Episode 58: Lesser-trod Paths with Clare Moore
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