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 academia.edu. Check them out here