Tolkien and the Women of Middle Earth


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“Our Lady, upon which all my own small perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded.” - J.R.R. Tolkien. In this episode of Risking Enchantment we discuss the female characters of The Lord of the Rings, and Middle Earth in general. We look at Tolkien's approach to women characters, the ideals and flaws they portray and how his Catholic faith informed his ideas of femininity.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Maria Connolly

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Works and Authors mentioned:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, ed. Humphrey Carpenter

The Gospel According to Tolkien by Ralph C. Wood

The Once and Future King by T.H White

Risking Enchantment Episode 6: The Fall of Chivalry in Arthurian Legend

Secret Fire: The Spiritual Vision of J R R Tolkien by Stratford Caldecott

YouTube: The History of Galadriel- Lord of the Rings Lore

YouTube: Shelob Lore - Lord of the Rings Lore

Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. Christopher Tolkien

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