Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits
The foundation upon which a lot of modern Tolkien cultural studies scholarship is based. An essential read for learning how Tolkien’s life experiences can be seen reflected in the depictions of race within the legendarium.
Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien
ed. Janet Brennan Croft & Leslie Donovan
Half foundational essays about women in Tolkien and half new scholarship featuring diverse critical approaches and methods.
Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology
Friend of the podcast Dr. Driggers, discusses some of the themes in this book on episode 8 of Queer Lodgings.
Race in Tolkien Masterpost (tumblr) A list of fan and scholarly sources dealing with race in Tolkien’s writings
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