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Playing the Pronoun Game: Are All of The Hobbit’s Dwarves Male?

Playing the Pronoun Game: Are All of The Hobbit’s Dwarves Male?

It’s not exactly a secret that J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is short on female characters. While the recent Peter Jackson films may have created new characters as well as expanding on the roles of women […]

Middle-earth and Strong Female Characters

Middle-earth and Strong Female Characters

With the creation of Tauriel in The Hobbit trilogy, the discussion of female characters within Middle-earth arose once again. In the last decades, various discussions, essays, and even entire books examined Tolkien’s creation and representation […]

Gender in The Silmarillion: The Valar

Gender in The Silmarillion: The Valar

Last year, I began my project on Tolkien and the representation of female characters, called “Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth”. The analysis started with The Lord of the Rings and will continue with The Silmarillion […]

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth: Arwen

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth: Arwen

Last time, I compared Galadriel and Shelob as opposite ends of the representations of female power. In my article series “Women and Chauvinism in Middle-earth”, I try to examine the interplay and representation of gender […]