Sustainable Fictions – Geographical, Literary and Cultural Intersections in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

@article{Habermann2011SustainableF,
  title={Sustainable Fictions – Geographical, Literary and Cultural Intersections in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings},
  author={Ina Habermann and Nikolaus J. Kuhn},
  journal={The Cartographic Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={263 - 273}
}
Abstract J. R. R. Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings (1954/1955), one of the founding texts of fantasy literature and the centrepiece of a number of writings about the geography, history and mythology of ‘Middle-earth’, has long become a cult phenomenon. We argue that in this influential text, Tolkien offers a fictional exploration of sustainability. Combining an application of Geographic Information System techniques with textual analysis and interpreting text and spatial data in conjunction, we… 

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