Articles written by: Maria Messer

When Maria watched the Fellowship the very first time in cinemas, she fell hopelessly in love with Tolkien’s work. Up to the point where she lost herself in Middle Earth entirely.When not occupied with studying, she likes to draw, hoard books, travel around (if her bank account allows it), and pretending to be a hobbit that is attending Hogwarts in order to become a jedi knight.

Greisinger Museum Opening Celebrations

Greisinger Museum Opening Celebrations

Sometimes, Middle-earth is closer than you think. After five years of planning, designing, and construction, the museum for one of the world’s largest Tolkien collections is celebration its opening this weekend. Situated in Switzerland, the Greisinger […]

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100% Middle-earth: New Tourism Campaign for New Zealand

New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, home to approximately 60 million sheep, and Middle-earth. At least, that is what everyone associates New Zealand with these days. Ever since The Lord of the […]

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-Earth: Shelob

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-Earth: Shelob

During my research for the previous article about Galadriel, I came across Anne C. Petty’s book One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien’s Mythology. There she states that Galadriel and Shelob are “both manifestations of the […]

‘The Hobbit’ translated by Tolkien’s foremost and only Yiddish-language translator

‘The Hobbit’ translated by Tolkien’s foremost and only Yiddish-language translator

The Hobbit has been translated into many different languages, each language presenting the translators with unique challenges. Often times,  jokes and proverbs can get lost in the process of translating literature simply. Consequently, every translation […]

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth: Galadriel in LOTR

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth: Galadriel in LOTR

Last time, the article series Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth discussed the role of Eowyn and her relationship with Theoden. This time, I want to examine Galadriel as presented in the Lord of the Rings. […]

Artist’s Real-Earth Quest Eludes Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Artist’s Real-Earth Quest Eludes Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Have you ever felt as if you’re in the Shire while sitting in your garden? Or suddenly understood how strenuous Frodo’s journey to Mordor must have been, every time you get up far too early […]

Women and chauvinism in Middle-earth: Eowyn

Women and chauvinism in Middle-earth: Eowyn

The representation of female characters in Middle-earth is not only a complex and controversial topic, but also of great significance and interest for many readers, men and women alike. Hence, in the new article series […]

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth

In light of recent events, the question of women and their role in Middle-earth arises once again. Even though we have only seen a few seconds of Tauriel, a lot of controversy has been built […]

Study backs ‘hobbit’ island dwarfism theory

Study backs ‘hobbit’ island dwarfism theory

Earlier this year, Middle-Earth News reported that Hobbits Once Lived Among Us. In 2003, scientists unearthed on the Indonesian island Flores the remains of human beings who showed similar attributes to Tolkien’s halflings. Until then […]

Review: The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Review: The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

A few years ago, I stumbled upon the book The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt by Greg Hildebrandt Jr. in my local comic book store. It was hidden in a box full of remnants; […]