1053General questions Re: Tolkien/Elvish
- Mar 3, 2008Dear all,
I am a graduate student in medieval languages & book history and am
currently working on Tolkien language scholarship from a reception
studies perspective. I was hoping to pose a couple questions which
perhaps you have thought about yourselves.
Namely, would you consider yourself and your work part of a larger
Tolkien readership community? Part of an even larger fantasy
readership community? What about Tolkien fan communities?
How would you characterize yourself vis-a-vis Tolkien studies? Would
you consider yourself mainly a fan? An enthusiast? A scholar? Or an
author in your own right?
How does composing in Quenya or debating niceties of Tolkienian
linguistics affect your relationship to the JRRT corpus?
These are a couple examples. I would immensely appreciate hearing
any thoughts & if anyone would be willing to fill out a more in-depth
survey for me, please email me at anna.dysert@....
[Please reply to Ms. Dysert directly, not on the list. Ms. Dysert, when you have finished your study, feel free to report the results to the list. CFH]
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