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'''James D. Allan''' ('''Jim Allan'''; b. [[1945]]) published books and articles on [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in the 1970s, primarily on linguistics. His ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'' was the first book-length publication on Tolkien's invented languages. His surname is sometimes wrongly printed as '''Allen''' with an '''e'''.
 
'''James D. Allan''' ('''Jim Allan'''; b. [[1945]]) published books and articles on [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in the 1970s, primarily on linguistics. His ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'' was the first book-length publication on Tolkien's invented languages. His surname is sometimes wrongly printed as '''Allen''' with an '''e'''.
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In the late 70s Jim was moderator of the Toronto branch of the Mythopoeic Society which in the early 80s became the Fantasy, Folklore, and Mythology Discussion Group, not particularly connected with Tolkien.
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Jim was editor of ''[[Mythprint]]'' (with Elliott Grassett, Karen Pearlston, and Dorothy Tate) in part of [[1975]]/[[1976]] and the same group served as data production editors on ''[[Mythlore 12]]'', ''[[Mythlore 13]]'', ''[[Mythlore 14]]'', and ''[[Mythlore 15]]'' (June, 1976 to March, 1977.
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Since the late 90s Jim has been active on many web forums, usually using the logins Jallan, jallan, Jallanite, or jallanite.
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He is currently (2012) an active member of the Wellinghall (Toronto) Smial of [[The Tolkien Society]].
  
 
The following listing only includes his writings on J.R.R. Tolkien and [[C.S. Lewis]].
 
The following listing only includes his writings on J.R.R. Tolkien and [[C.S. Lewis]].
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** "Review of A Guide to Middle-earth"
 
** "Review of A Guide to Middle-earth"
 
** "The Queer Brandybuck Names"
 
** "The Queer Brandybuck Names"
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* [[1973]]: ''[[Mallorn 7]]''
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** "The Story of 'The Silmarillion'"—Part I (Included in ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]'', a monograph published in [[1975]]''
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* [[1974]]: ''[[Mallorn 8]]''
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** "The Silmarillion-Part II" ((Included in ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]'', a monograph published in [[1975]]''
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 4]]''
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 4]]''
 
** "The Naming of Tor and Tinidril"
 
** "The Naming of Tor and Tinidril"
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===Tolkien Fanzines<ref group=note>Fanzines privately circulated to less than twenty persons.<!-- Source: User:Jallan --></ref>===
 
===Tolkien Fanzines<ref group=note>Fanzines privately circulated to less than twenty persons.<!-- Source: User:Jallan --></ref>===
 
 
* [[1973]]: ''[[Tolkien Language Notes]]'' 1
 
* [[1973]]: ''[[Tolkien Language Notes]]'' 1
 
* [[1974]]: [[Tolkien Language Notes 2|''Tolkien Language Notes'' 2]]
 
* [[1974]]: [[Tolkien Language Notes 2|''Tolkien Language Notes'' 2]]
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* [[1975]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]''
 
* [[1975]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]''
 
* [[1977]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion|A Speculation on The Silmarillion]]''
 
* [[1977]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion|A Speculation on The Silmarillion]]''
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===Books===
 
===Books===
 
* [[1978]]: ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]''
 
* [[1978]]: ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]''

Revision as of 00:33, 30 April 2012

James D. Allan (Jim Allan; b. 1945) published books and articles on Tolkien in the 1970s, primarily on linguistics. His An Introduction to Elvish was the first book-length publication on Tolkien's invented languages. His surname is sometimes wrongly printed as Allen with an e.

In the late 70s Jim was moderator of the Toronto branch of the Mythopoeic Society which in the early 80s became the Fantasy, Folklore, and Mythology Discussion Group, not particularly connected with Tolkien.

Jim was editor of Mythprint (with Elliott Grassett, Karen Pearlston, and Dorothy Tate) in part of 1975/1976 and the same group served as data production editors on Mythlore 12, Mythlore 13, Mythlore 14, and Mythlore 15 (June, 1976 to March, 1977.

Since the late 90s Jim has been active on many web forums, usually using the logins Jallan, jallan, Jallanite, or jallanite.

He is currently (2012) an active member of the Wellinghall (Toronto) Smial of The Tolkien Society.

The following listing only includes his writings on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Contents

Bibliography

Articles

Tolkien Fanzines[note 1]

Monographs

Books

Notes

  1. Fanzines privately circulated to less than twenty persons.

References