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    by Published on 30/Jan/2013 12:15 PM

    Carl Phelpstead is a professor of English Literature at Cardiff University whose research interests span both medieval literature and modern medievalism. Tolkienists will probably know him best for his recent and excellent book Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity and his essay '"With Chunks of Poetry in Between": The Lord of the Rings and Saga Poetics', published in Tolkien Studies. He has also contributed several entries to The J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia. Many thanks to Professor Phelpstead for contributing this wonderful essay to the Scholars Forum.


    Tolkien, David Jones, and the God Nodens

    Carl Phelpstead, Cardiff University


    Tolkien and his contemporary the Anglo-Welsh artist and writer David Jones have so much in common that it is surprising that they are so rarely discussed together. Both were born in the 1890s and died in the 1970s; both fought in World War I and in both cases their later creative work demonstrates the enduring impact of that experience and their continuing meditation upon it.i Both were devout Roman Catholics, Tolkien entering the church at the age of eight when his mother ...
    Published on 03/Feb/2012 06:07 PM
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