T.A. Shippey, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Cambridge University (1990)
"The Well-Spoken Saint: Speech and Script in the Old English Andreas", in Communicative Spaces, Variation Contact and Change: Papers presented to Ursula Schaefer, ed. Claudia Lange, Beatrix Weber and Göran Wolf, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012, 39-53.
"Do the English exist?", review of Barry Cunliffe, Britain Begins, Guardian 8th Dec. 2012
"Full of Surprises", review of Rowan Williams, The Heart of Narnia, TLS 14th Dec. 2012
"The Poet King of Iceland", review of Nancy Brown, Song of the Vikings, WSJ 15th December 2012
"Blended Branches", review of Sara Maitland, Gossip from the Forest, TLS Feb 1, 2013
"Unfriending Big Brother", review of Cory Doctorow, Homeland, WSJ Feb 19 2013
"Germania, German(ic), and the Dangerous Applications of Philology", in Germania Remembered 1500-2009: Commemorating and Inventing a Germanic Past, ed. Christina Lee and Nicola McLelland, AMRTS: Tempe, AZ, 2013, xiii-xxv.
"Foreword" to Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend", ed. Paul Acker and Carolyne Larrington, New York: Routledge, 2013, xiii-xix.
"Writing into the Gap: Tolkien's Reconstruction of the Legends of Sigurd and Gudrún", in Revisiting the Poetic Edda above, 238-57
"A medieval midlife crisis", rev of Robert Adams, Langland and the Rokele Family, TLS 15 Nov. 24 2013
"An Epic of the Third Millennium", Stephen Donaldson, The Last Dark, WSJ 7 Dec. 2013
"Goths and Romans in Tolkien's Imagination", in The Forest and the City, ed. Helen C. O'Briain and Gerard Hynes, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014
"Tolkien as Editor", in A Companion to J R R Tolkien, ed. Stuart Lee, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2014
"Names in Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon England", in The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, forthcoming 2015
J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (London: Harper Collins, 2000; Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001). [Spanish, German, Italian and Polish translations.]
The Road to Middle-earth (London: Allen & Unwin, 1982; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. 2nd, 3rd and 4th successively enlarged editions from Houghton Mifflin, 2003, and HarperCollins, 1993, 2004). [Spanish, Polish, Russian, Italian, and German translations.]
Beowulf. Arnold's Studies in English Literature series (London, 1978). [A section from this is reprinted in Modern Critical Interpretations: Beowulf, ed. Harold Bloom (New Haven: Chelsea House, 1988), 33-49. The whole work was translated into Japanese in 1992.]
Poems of Wisdom and Learning in Old English, (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, Ltd., 1976; 2nd edition, 1977).
Old English Verse (London: Hutchinson's, 1972). [A section of this is reprinted in Interpretations of Beowulf, ed. R.D. Fulk (Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 1991), 194-205.]
Editor, The Shadow-walkers: Jacob Grimm's Mythology of the Monstrous (Tempe, AZ: MRTS, and Turnhout: Brepols, 2005).
Co-editor (with Martin Arnold), Correspondences: Medievalism in Scholarship and the Arts, Studies in Medievalism XIV, (Woodbridge: Boydell, and Brewer, 2005).
Co-editor (with Martin Arnold), Film and Fiction: Reviewing the Middle Ages, Studies in Medievalism XII, (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2002).
Co-editor (with Martin Arnold), Appropriating the Middle Ages: Scholarship, Politics, Fraud, Studies in Medievalism XI, (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2001).
Co-editor (with Richard Utz), Medievalism in the Modern World: Essays in Honour of Leslie Workman (Brepols: Turnhout, l998).
Co-editor (with Andreas Haarder), The Critical Heritage: Beowulf (London: Routledge, l998).
Editor, The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
Co-editor (with George Slusser), Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative, (Athens, GA, and London: University of Georgia Press, 1993).
Editor, The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (London and New York: Oxford University Press, l992).
Editor, Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction (Oxford: Blackwell, l991).
ARTICLES ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
"Hrolfs saga Kraka and the Legend of Lejre", in Martin Arnold and Alison Finlay, eds., Making History: Studies in the Fornaldarsögur (London: Viking Society, 2011), 17-32
"The Fall of King Hæthcyn, or Mimesis 4A: the chapter Auerbach never wrote", in On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and other Old English Poems, ed. John Hill (Toronto: U Toronto Press, 2010), 247-65
"Klaeber's Beowulf Eighty Years On: A Triumph for a Triumvirate", Journal of English and Germanic Philology (July 2009), 360-76.
"Afterword" to Beowulf and Lejre, ed. John D. Niles (Tempe, AZ: MRTS, 2007), 469-79.
"Chaucer", in Literary Genius, ed. Joseph Epstein (Paul Dry Books: Philadephia, 2007), 9-15.
"The Merov(ich)ingian Again: damnatio memoriae and the usus scholarum," in Latin Learning and English Lore: essays in honor of Michael Lapidge, ed. Andy Orchard (Toronto: U Toronto Press, 2005), 389-406.
"Bilingualism and Betrayal in Chaucer's 'Summoner's Tale'," in Speaking in the Medieval World, ed. Jean Godsall-Myers (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003), 125-44.
"Wicked Queens and Cousin Strategies in Beowulf and Elsewhere," in the electronic journal Heroic Age, Issue 5 (Summer/Autumn 2001).
"Grim Word-Play: Wisdom and Folly in Anglo-Saxon Humor," in Humour in Anglo-Saxon Literature, ed. Jonathan Wilcox (Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2000), 33-48.
"The Tale of Gamelyn: Class Conflict and the Embarrassments of Genre," in Essays in Medieval Popular Romance, ed. Ad Putter and Jane Gilbert (London: Longman, 2000), 78-96.
"BIbiliophobia: Hatred of the Book in the Middle Ages," Birkbeck College, University of London. [The printed version of the two Matthews lectures given in 1999. One is on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the other on poems from Harley MS 2253.]
"Chaucer's Arithmetical Mentality and The Book of the Duchess," Chaucer Review 31 (1996), 178-95.
"Speech and the Unspoken" in Hamthismal. In Prosody and Poetics in the Early Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of C.B. Hieatt, ed. M. S. Toswell (Toronto: U. Toronto Press, 1995), 180-96.
"Local Patriotism and the Early Interpretation of Beowulf." In Traditions and Innovations: Papers Presented to Andreas Haader, ed. Flemming Andersen and Lars Ole Sauerberg, (Odense: U. of Odense Press, 1994), 303-19.
"The Wanderer and The Seafarer as Wisdom Poetry." In Companion to Old English Poetry, ed. Henk Aertsen and Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr. (Amsterdam: Vrije Universitet Press, 1994), 145-58.
"Miscomprehension and Re-Interpretation in Old and Early Middle English Proverb Collections," ScriptOralia 58 (1994) 293-311 [also Text und Zeittiefe, ed. Hildegard F.C. Tristram (Tübingen: Narr].
"Recent Writing in Old English," Aestel 1 (l993): 1-24.
"Winchester in the AngloSaxon Period and After." In Winchester: History and Literature, ed. Simon Barker (Winchester: King Alfred's College, l992), 1-21.
"Breton Lais and Modern Fantasies." In Studies in Medieval English Romance, ed. D. S. Brewer (Cambridge: Brewer, 1988), 69-91.
"Boar and Badger: an Old English Heroic Antithesis?" Leeds Studies in English 16 (1985): 220-39.
"A Missing Army: Some Doubts about the Alfredian Chronicle." In Geardagum 4 (1982): 41-55 [now revised and reprinted in Anglo-Saxon 1 (2007): 219-38].
"Maxims in O.E. Narrative: Literary Art or Traditional Wisdom?" In Oral Tradition, Literary Tradition: a Symposium, ed. Andreas Haarder (Odense: University of Odense Press, 1982), 51-69.
"Approaches to Truth in Old English Poetry." University of Leeds Review 25 (1982): 171-89.
"Wealth and Wisdom in King Alfred's Preface to the Pastoral Care." English Historical Review 94 (1979): 346-55.
"The Uses of Chivalry: Erec and Gawain." Modern Language Review 66 (1971): 241-50.
"Listening to the Nightingale." Comparative Literature 22 (1970): 46-60.
"Kemble, Beowulf, and the Schleswig-Holstein question", in The Kemble Lectures on Anglo-Saxon Studies, 2005-8, ed. Alice Jorgensen et al, for 2007 (Dublin, School of English, Trinity College, 2009), 64-80.
"El Cid: Defeat of the Crescentade", in Hollywood and the Holy Land, ed. Nick Haydock and Ed Risden (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009).
"Historical Fiction and the Post-Imperial Arthur", in A Companion to Arthurian Literature, ed. Helen Fulton (Maldon, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 449-62.
"The Case of Beowulf", in Dirk Van Hulle and Joep Leerssen, eds., Editing the Nation's Memory: Textual Scholarship and Nation-Building in 19th-Century Europe, European Studies 26 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2008), 223-39.
"Medievalisms and why they matter", in Defining Medievalism(s), ed. Karl Fugelso, Studies in Medievalism XVII (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2008), 45-54.
"Fuqua's King Arthur: More Myth-making in America," Exemplaria 19/2 (Summer 2007), 310-26 [see also Exemplaria web-cluster on medieval movies].
"Response to three papers on 'Philology, whence and whither?' from Kalamazoo 2002", Heroic Age (online journal), issue 11 (October 2007).
"A Revolution Reconsidered: Mythography and Mythology in the Nineteenth Century", in The Shadow-walkers (see Edited Books above), 1-28.
"Alias Oves Habeo: the Elves as a Category Problem", in The Shadow-walkers, 157-88.
"Afterword: A Chair, a Sock, and Language", in The Shadow-walkers, 379-88.
"Rewriting the Core: Transformations of the Fairy-Tale in Modern Feminist Writing," in A Companion to the Fairy-Tale, ed. Anna Chaudhri and Hilda Ellis-Davidson (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2003), 249-73.
"Grimm's Law: how one man revolutionised the humanities," Times Literary Supplement, Nov. 7th 2003, 14-15.
"The Undeveloped Image: Anglo-Saxon in Popular Consciousness from Turner to Tolkien," in Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. Donald Scragg and Carole Weinberg (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000), 215-36.
"`The Death-Song of Ragnar Lodbrog': A Study in Sensibilities" in Medievalism in the Modern World (see Edited Books above), 155-72.
"Medievalism in the Modern World: Introductory Perspectives," co-authored Richard Utz and T. A. Shippey, in Medievalism in the Modern World (see Edited Books above), 1-13.
"Robin Hood: a Legend in Text, Film and Popular Consciousness," ScriptOralia 84 (1996), 409-23 [also (Re)Oralisierung, ed. Hildegard F. C. Tristram (Tübingen: Narr)].
"Goths and Huns: the Rediscovery of the Northern Cultures in the Nineteenth Century." In The Medieval Legacy: A Symposium, ed. Andreas Haarder (Odense: University of Odense Press, 1982), 51-69.
ARTICLES ON TOLKIEN, LEWIS, MODERN FANTASY
[A number of papers on Tolkien not listed here have been reprinted in Roots and Branches, see BOOKS section above.]
"The ancestors of the hobbits: strange creatures in English folklore", in Lembas-extra 2011, ed. Cecile van Zon (Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor), 97-106
Introduction: Why Source Criticism?", in Tolkien and the Study of his Sources, ed. Jason Fisher, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011, 7-16
"Tolkien e la tessitura degli eventi: La filosofia della provvidenza ne ‘Il signore degli annelli'", L' Osservatore Romano, 27 May 2010, 5
"Writing into the Gap" (review article on Tolkien's Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, Tolkien Studies 7 (2010), 291-324
"Two Works on Beowulf, One Accepted, One Ignored: but did we get it right?", available online in Scholars' Forum, July 2010
"Tolkien's development as a writer of alliterative poetry in modern English", in Lembas-extra 2009: Tolkien in Poetry and Song, ed. Cecile van Zon. Leiden: Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor, 2009, 64-75. [Updated and reprinted in Tolkien's Poetry, ed Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner, Walking Tree Press, 2013, 11-28]
"Introduction" to Tolkien, Tales from the Perilous Realm (London: HarperCollins, 2008), ix-xxviii.
" ‘A Fund of Wise Sayings': Proverbiality in Tolkien," in The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference: 50 Years of The Lord of the Rings, ed. Sarah Wells (Coventry: Tolkien Society, 2008), 2 vols, I: 279-286.
"Screwtape and the Philological Arm: Lewis on Verbicide", in Truths Breathed through Silver: the Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy of the Inklings, ed. Jonathan Himes et al (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008), 110-22.
"Liminality and the Everyday in Lilith", in Lilith in a New Light, ed. Lucas D. Harriman (Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2008), 15-20.
"Imagined Cathedrals: Retelling Myth in the Twentieth Century", in Myth in North-west Europe, ed. Stephen Glosecki (Tempe, AZ: MRTS, 2007), 307-32.
"New Learning and New Ignorance: Magia, Goeteia and the Inklings", in Myth and Magic: Art According to the Inklings, ed. Eduardo Segura and Thomas Honegger (Zurich and Bern: Walking Tree Press, 2007), 21-46.
Fourteen entries in The Tolkien Encyclopedia, ed. Michael C. Drout (London and New York: Routledge, 2007) [on Alliterative verse by Tolkien; John Buchan; Cruces in medieval literature; Ylfe, Alfar, Elves; Germanic mythology; Haigh's Glossary of the Huddersfield Dialect; T's influence on 20th century literature; C.S. Lewis; The Owl and the Nightingale; Uncollected Poems; Poems by T in other languages [asterisk-poems]; Old Norse language; Scholars of medieval literature; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil].
"Tolkien, medievalism, and the philological tradition", in Bells Chiming from the Past: Cultural and Linguistic Studies on Early English, ed. Isabel Moskowich-Spiegel and Begona Crespo-Garcia, Costerus NS 174 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007), 265-79.
"History in Words: Tolkien's Ruling Passion," in The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder, ed. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (Milwaukee: Marquette UP, 2006), 25-39.
"Tolkien and the Appeal of the Pagan: Edda and Kalevala," in Tolkien and the Invention of Myth, ed. Jane Chance (Louisville: UP Kentucky, 2004), 145-61.
"Light-elves, Dark-elves, and Others: Tolkien's Elvish Problem," in Tolkien Studies 1 (2004), 1-15.
"Another Road to Middle-earth: Jackson's Movie Trilogy," in Understanding the Lord of the Rings: the best of Tolkien criticism, ed Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003), 233-54.
"Allegory versus Bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major," Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 12/2 (2001), 186-200 [an exchange with Verlyn Flieger: TAS section 191-200.]
"Fantasy," in The Good Fiction Guide, ed. Jane Rogers (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2001), 43-6 [+10-12 biographical entries].
"Orcs, Wraiths, Wights: Tolkien's Images of Evil", in J.R.R. Tolkien and his Literary Resonances: views of Middle-earth, ed. George Clark and Dan Timmons (Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood, 2000), 183-98.
"Grimm, Grundtvig, Tolkien: Nationalisms and the Invention of Mythologies," in The Ways of Creative Mythologies: Imagined Worlds and their Makers, ed. Maria Kuteeva (Telford: The Tolkien Society, 1997), 7-17.
"Tolkien and the Gawain-poet" in Proceedings of the J. R.R.Tolkien Centenary Conference, l992 [simultaneously published as Mythlore 80 (1995) and Mallorn 30 (1995)], ed. Patricia Reynolds and Glen H. Goodknight (Milton Keynes and Altadena, CA: Mythopoeic Press, l995), 213-20.
"Tolkien as a PostWar Writer." In Scholarship and Fantasy: The Tolkien Phenomenon, ed. Keith J. Battarbee (Turku, Finland: U. of Turku Press, l993), 217-36.
Introduction to William Morris, The Wood Beyond the World (London: Oxford UP, 1980).
"Creation from Philology in The Lord of the Rings." In J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Story-Teller: Essays in Memoriam, ed. M. Salu and R.T. Farrell (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979), 286-316.
ARTICLES ON SCIENCE FICTION
"Thresholds, Polders and Crosshatches in The Merlin Codex", in The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock: Critical Essays on his Fiction, ed. Donald E.Morse and Kalman Matolcsy, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011, 165-76
"Introduction" to Flights of Eagles: Selected Fiction of James Blish, Vol. 2, ed James A. Mann (Framingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2009), 9-28.
"Hard Reading: the Challenges of Science Fiction," in A Companion to Science Fiction, ed. David Seed, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), 11-26.
"Kingsley Amis's Science Fiction and the Problems of Genre," in Essays on Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate Science Fiction, ed Edgar Chapman and Carl Yoke (Lewison, NY: Mellen).
"Literary Gatekeepers and the Fabril Tradition," in Science Fiction: Canonization, Marginalization and the Academy, ed. Gary Westfahl and George Slusser (Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood, 2001), 7-23.
"Starship Troopers, Galactic Heroes, Mercenary Princes: the Military and its Discontents in Science Fiction, " in Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Alan Sandison and Robert Dingley, (New York: Palgrave, 2000), 168-83.
"`People are Plastic': Jack Vance and the Dilemma of Cultural Relativism," in Jack Vance: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography, ed. Arthur Cunningham (London: British Library Publications, 2000), 71-88.
"Vorwort" [in German] to Anthony Burgess, Clockwork Orange [a new German translation] (Munich: Heyne Verlag, 2000), 5-14.
"Alternate Historians: Newt, Kingers, Harry, and Me, " Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (1997), 15-33.
"Skeptical Speculation and Back to Methuselah in Shaw and Science Fiction, ed. Milton T. Wolf [Shaw 17 (1997)], 199-213.
"The Critique of America in Contemporary Science Fiction." Foundation 61 (1994): 36-49.
"Semiotic Ghosts and Ghostliness in the Work of Bruce Sterling." In Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative (see Edited Books above), 208-20.
"The Fall of America in Science Fiction." In Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction (see Edited Books above), 96-127.
"Learning to Read Science Fiction." In Fictional Space (see above), 1-35. [Translated into Danish by Niels Dalgaard as "At laere for at laese science fiction," Proxima 57 (1992): 18-33].; and into Swedish by Jerry Määttä in Brott, kärlek, främmande världar: Texter om populärlitteratur ("Crime, Love, and Strange [New] Worlds: Texts on Popular Fiction"), ed. Jerry Määttä and Dag Hedman (Lund: Studentlitteratur), forthcoming 2014.]"
"Variations on Newspeak: the Open Question of Nineteen Eighty-Four." In Storm Warnings, ed. George Slusser et al. (Edwardsville: Southern Illinois UP, 1987), 172-93.
"The Cold War in Science Fiction, 1940-60." In Science Fiction: a Critical Guide, ed. P. Parrinder (London: Longman, 1979), 90-109.
"The Magic Art and the Evolution of Words." Mosaic 10 (1977): 148-63.
"The Golden Bough and the Incorporation of Magic." Foundation 12 (1977): 119-34.
"Science Fiction and the Idea of History." Foundation 4 (1973): 4-20. [Translated into French as "L'Histoire dans la science fiction" in Change, ed. Gerard Klein and Daniel Riche (Paris, 1981)].
"Breaking a Culture: a theme in science fiction", Alta: the University of Birmingham Review 9 (1969), 123-32.
ARTICLES ON OTHER TOPICS
"The Protean Allegory of Matter in The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Allegorica: Traditions and Infuences in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (in memory of Thomas Moisan) 27 (2011): 20-30
"The Master-Man Pairing in Modern British Popular Literature", in Paare und Paarungen: festschrift Werner Wunderlich, ed Ulrich Müller and Margarete Springeth (Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag, 2004), 354-61.
"Germanen, Deutsche, Teutonen in englischsprachiger Geistesgeschichte," in Zur Geschichte der Gleichung "germanisch / deutsch", ed Heinrich Beck et al (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2004), 325-41.
"Framing and Distancing in Kipling's 'The Man who would be King.'" Journal of Narrative Technique 2 (1972): 75-87. (Co-authored with Mick Short)
"Borrowing and Independence in Kipling's 'Muhammad Din.'" Modern Language Review 67 (1972): 264-70.
"Commentary on two poems from Scientific American by Updike and Auden", Alta: The University of Birmingham Review 11 (1970), 284-89.