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20522Tolkien, women, gender (and Vermont)

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  • Merlin DeTardo
    May 16 1:32 PM
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      ---"Croft, Janet B." <jbcroft@...> wrote:
      > As a corrective, consider this one:
      > Timmons, Daniel. "Hobbit Sex and Sensuality in The Lord of the Rings." Mythlore 23.3 (#89) (2001): 70-79.
      > Refutes critics who see no evidence of mature sexuality in Tolkien's Middle-earth by examining the distinction between sex and sensuality, and by describing depictions of romantic and married love in contrast to matelessness.

      Just an aside: that essay was criticized in two different papers delivered last month at the sixth annual Tolkien conference at the University of Vermont; you can read a report on that conference here:

      http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=183401

      -Merlin DeTardo
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