Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Articles Tagged ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’

Fictional Worlds, Invisible Reality

By • Apr 1st, 2009 • Issue 10

Authors often describe their fictional worlds and characters as something they discover rather than something they invent. Randy looks at a number of quotations, connecting this phenomenon with mythical thinking. Article »

Illustrating Tolkien: Ted Nasmith Interview

By • Jan 1st, 2009 • Issue 7

Ted Nasmith is an artist best known for his illustrations depicting scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Randy spoke with him about his artwork and some of the challenges of illustrating fantasy literature. Article »

Tolkien, Myth, and Fantasy: Verlyn Flieger Interview

By • Nov 1st, 2008 • Issue 5

Verlyn Flieger is an author, editor, and English professor at the University of Maryland. Randy spoke with her about J.R.R. Tolkien's impact on mythological studies and fantasy literature. Article »

Journey to the Sea: The Name

By • Aug 1st, 2008 • Issue 2

Randy explains the origins and the meaning of the name of this site. It first occurred to him while reflecting on Tolkien's "Silmarillion" mythology, and his affinity for it grew as he reflected on the rich mythic meanings of the nouns journey and sea. Article »