The second volume of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review is due out in May. The first volume which appeared last year was very high quality and I look forward to this one. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon. I have not been able to find a list of contents. A review of volume one which I wrote can be found in the Reading Room.
Additional information: This volumes is subtitled “Individuals”.
Articles included are:
1.“And She Named her Own Name”: Being true to One’s Own Word in Tolkien’s Middle-earth by Richard C. West
2. Richard C. West: A Checklist by Douglas A. Anderson
3. PArallelLives: The Sons of Denethor and the Sons of Telamon by Miriam Libran-Moreno
4. The White City: The Lord of the Rings as an Early Medieval Myth of thr Restoration of the Roman Empire by Judy Ann Ford
5. World Creation as Colonization: British Imperialism in “Aldarion and Erendis” by Elizabeth Massa Holem
6. “Tricksy Lights”: Literary and Folkloric Elements in Tolkien’s Passage of the Dead Marshes by Margaret Sinex
7. Tolkien and Modernism by Patrick Mortimer
8. Tolkien, King Alfred, and Boethius by John Wm. Houghton and Neal K. Keesee
9. A Definitive Identification of Tolkien’s “Borgil”: An Astronomical and Literary Approach by Kristine Larsen
10. Love: “The Gift of Death” by Linda Greenwood
11. Tolkien’s imaginary Nature: An Analysis of the Structure of Middle-earth by Michael J. Brisbois
12. Obituary: Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005) by Douglas A. Anderson