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, Nov 30, 2006
On 11/30/06, Larry Swain <theswain@...> wrote:
> Best of luck tomorrow Walter!! You should consider working up an article
> or two based on the beast and submit it to Mythlore.
> > Hi,
> > Thanks, Mr. Bratman.
> > Wow! Think about it. "Walter... said such and such..." I never thought I
> > would say anything of mention on this list.
> > I can't wait to send you a copy of my thesis. It's about Myth and
> > If you've not seen my blog on the thing (which I think you might
> > It is:
> > www.artofthemetaphysicalmind.blogspot.com
> > I defend it tomorrow. My committee dropped Charles Nicol as the chair.
> > was replaced by Don Jennermann, who was the chair of the Humanities
> > before he retired. The whole committee is Emeritus professors, except
> > Derrick, a Harvard PhD who is still full-time faculty in the English
> > at ISU.
> > It's a load off to be done with that monster. I have behaved like an
> > agitated champagne bottle with its cork just loosed. All this stuff is
> > coming out of me now. You are all so much a part of my thinking and its
> > development in terms of "sensibilities" about Tolkien's Silmarillion.
> > "Thanks" is not in the right category. I hope we all can make a mess of
> > thesis together. Perhaps I'll see if I can get the list administrator to
> > post it in the files section of this group.
> > We shall see....
> > Thanks, David. And thanks to the mysoc list for helping to keep me a
> > more grounded in reality these days..
> > Sincerely, Walter.
> > On 11/30/06, David Bratman <dbratman@...<dbratman%40earthlink.net>>
> > >
> > > At 08:18 AM 11/30/2006 -0600, Beth Russell wrote:
> > >
> > > >And *yet*, And *yet*, I haven't seen it mentioned in this thread that
> > > >year after year she organizes Tolkien discussion groups at the MLA
> > > >meetings. Even when not maybe a wise thing to do in those circles.
> > >
> > > True enough. I just don't think any of these things cancel each other
> > > Walter began this discussion by dredging up an old criticism I'd made
> > > the two books on Tolkien that Chance wrote herself, and I stand by
> > > remark, as may be seen in my survey of the reprints (Tolkien Studies
> 2, p.
> > > 300). But it's a very mild criticism: see p. 295 of the same essay for
> > > comments on Michael White's biography, the worst book on Tolkien ever
> > > published. (Yes, worse than William Ready, who at least had the
> > > compensating virtue of being too incoherent to cause much harm.)
> > >
> > > Of Prof. Chance's much-discussed audience comment at the Marquette
> > > symposium, I will just say that it was the only moment during the
> > > conference when I could not follow what the speaker was trying to say.
> > >
> > > None of this cancels out, or is cancelled out by, Prof. Chance's
> > > and
> > > continuing efforts at promoting Tolkien academically, and her tireless
> > > work
> > > at both organizing sessions and - amazingly - getting the results
> > > published. Three edited volumes on Tolkien and medievalism are a
> > > contribution, even if they could have been better selected and edited.
> > > called the first of these an "outstanding collection" and "an uneven
> > > highly ambitious book" (Tolkien Studies 3, p. 241).
> > >
> > > David Bratman
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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