T.A. Shippey, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Cambridge University (1990)
Family Drama in the Middle English Breton Lays", in "Li premerains vers": Essays in Honor of Keith Busby. Ed. Catherine M. Jones and Logan E. Whalen. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2011, 417-31.
"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.
Review of Christopher Tolkien, ed. and trans. The Saga of King Heidrek the Wise (1960; London: HarperCollins repr. 2010), Tolkien Studies 8 (2011): 136-42.
"The ancestors of the hobbits: strange creatures in English folklore", in Lembas-extra 2011, ed. Cecile van Zon (Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor), 97-106
"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
"Gods and Monsters", rev. of A.S. Byatt, Ragnarok, WSJ 9 Feb. 2012
"Trees, Chainsaws, and Visions of Paradise in Tolkien", trans. as "Arbres, tronconneuses, et vision du paradis" in L'Arc et le Heaume, Fretin: Association Tolkiendil, 2012, 59-73 [also on the Tolkiendil website]
"Englisc to Ebonics", rev. of RJ Watts, Language Myths and the History of English, TLS, 25 May 2012, 7
"We Can Build You". David F. Dufty, How to Build an Android, WSJ 17 August 2012
"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.
"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, forthcoming 2012.
"Names in Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon England", in The Dating of Beowulf, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, forthcoming 2013
"Tolkien as Editor", in A Companion to J R R Tolkien, ed. Stuart Lee, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2013
"The Eden Trilogy: An Intellectual Epic", to appear in a volume honoring Harry Harrison, ed. Rick Wilber
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
"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.]
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
"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].
"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 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.