I'm an English major and just finished up my work (yay!). For my capstone project, I wrote about where stories come from, focusing on Tolkien and Lewis.
I'm fully aware that my work on this topic is nowhere near finished, and I doubt I ever truly will finish it. But I thought all you Tolkien nuts might like to take a look at my paper (aka my work so far - looking back it seems more like a 36-page outline or introduction than anything else lol) and start a discussion about Faërie. Any feedback is good feedback!
Disclaimer: it's in a weird format. Both cause of that's how we were told to write it and because dropbox makes stuff look weird. Downloading the rtf will give you the best view of it.
Also, chapter 5 is theoretically supposed to stand alone (though it's best to read both chs. 4 and 5, if you can manage it). So... yeah. If you don't want to slog through the rest I won't be offended. Skip to the good part.
(though now that I'm done I can get back to playing LOTRO more ;D)