Sunday, February 8, 1970

Mythopoeic Award Winners for Myth and Fantasy Studies

In 1992, possibly realizing that the world of fantasy included much more than merely the three Inklings Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams, the Mythopoeic Society decided to introduce a more general award for scholarship related to myth and fantasy than the narrowly focused award they already bestowed for scholarly works about the Inklings. And thus was born the Mythopoeic Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies.

This Award is given for scholarly works concerning myth and fantasy or for works about the oeuvre of authors other than Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams who are "in the Inklings tradition". A work is eligible three years after its initial publication, and previously nominated works remain eligible for the award so long as they are still within their three-year window of eligibility.

1992: The Victorian Fantasists edited by Kath Filmer
1993: Strategies of Fantasy by Brian Attebery
1994: Twentieth-Century Fantasists: Essays on Culture, Society, and Belief in Twentieth-Century Mythopoeic Literature edited by Kath Filmer
1995: Old Tales and New Truths: Charting the Bright-Shadow World by James Roy King
1996: From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers by Marina Warner
1997: When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation, Metamorphosis, and Development by Lois Rostow Kuznets
1998: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy edited by John Clute and John Grant
1999: A Century of Welsh Myth in Children's Literature by Donna R. White
2000: Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness by Carole G. Silver
2001: King Arthur in America edited by Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack
2002: The Owl, the Raven & the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales by G. Ronald Murphy
2003: Fairytale in the Ancient World by Graham Anderson
2004: The Myth of the American Superhero by John Shelton Lawrence by Robert Jewett
2005: Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography by Stephen Thomas Knight
2006: National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England by Jennifer Schacker
2007: Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram's Parzival by G. Ronald Murphy
2008: The Shadow-Walkers: Jacob Grimm's Mythology of the Monstrous edited by T.A. Shippey
2009: Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper by Charles Butler
2010: One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, and Orson Scott Card by Marek Oziewicz
2011: The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale by Caroline Sumpter
2012: The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films by Jack Zipes
2013: Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown
2014: Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North by G. Ronald Murphy
2015: Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth by Brian Attebery
2016: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series by Jamie Williamson
2017: TBD

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