Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review presents the growing body of critical commentary and scholarship on both J. R. R. Tolkien’s voluminous fiction and his academic work in literary and linguistic fields. The founding editors are Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit), Michael D. C. Drout (Beowulf and the Critics), and Verlyn Flieger (Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World).
Editors: Michael D. C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger, and David Bratman
In spring/summer 2022, a special supplemental issue to volume 19 will be published: J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Chronology of The Lord of the Rings," edited, with introduction, notes, and commentary by William Cloud Hicklin; a preface by William Fliss; and a special introduction by the editors. The supplement will be published in paperback and online on Project MUSE. Individuals who wish to receive the supplement in print should purchase a print subscription to volume 19 (which can be preordered as indicated below). Upon publication, the online supplement will be available for purchase on Project MUSE.
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