Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Journal of Tolkien Research

In the last few weeks I've posted a couple of new Book Reviews at the Journal of Tolkien Research.  A third review goes live tomorrow (June 1st), and I expect to have enough for new ones to appear weekly through most of June. 

Reviews and articles are now accessible as pdfs, via the front page of the Journal.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An updated checklist of Tom Shippey on J.R.R. Tolkien, and Corrections to the printings of TOLKIEN ON FAIRY-STORIES

In Tolkien Studies volume 1 (2004), I published "Tom Shippey on J.R.R. Tolkien:  A Checklist".  An updated version was requested for the festschrift in honor of Shippey, published last summer as Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (McFarland, 2014).  My updated checklist was initially accepted for the volume, but later un-accepted, and replaced by a short unsigned (not by me)
"Appendix: Recent Work—Shippey on Tolkien Since 2004", which has some mistaken inclusions and a larger number of omissions. My fully-updated "Tom Shippey on J.R.R. Tolkien: A Checklist through mid-2014" is available here as a downloadable pdf, where I hope its does due honor to Tom, despite it not appearing in his festschrift volume. 

Last summer also saw the publication in trade paperback of Tolkien On Fairy-stories, edited by Verlyn Flieger and myself.  Tolkien On Fairy-stories had two hardcover printings, in 2008, and was out of print for some years until the trade paperback appeared in August 2014.  There were a number of problems with the original copy-edited file that necessitated corrections in the various printings, a few of which are significant, so for scholarly reference I made a file of "Corrections to the printings of Tolkien On Fairy-stories" which is similarly available here as a downloadable pdf

Like the above, some of my other writings are available via Check them out here