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'''Marcel R. Bülles''' a doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne who collaborated with Professor [[Michael D.C. Drout]] in research on [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], assisted in the preparation of the academic yearbook [[Tolkien Studies]] and contributed a few articles for the ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia]]'' published by Prof. Drout. He did find some time to pursue research for his doctoral degree as well, with the topic ‘The emergence of a cult. J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings in the United States, 1955-1992".
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'''Marcel R. Bülles''' is a German freelance journalist and translator.
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==Biography==
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Bülles has collaborated with Professor [[Michael D.C. Drout]] in research on [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], assisted in the preparation of the academic yearbook ''[[Tolkien Studies]]'', and contributed a few articles for the ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia]]''.
  
He is a regular visitor to [[Oxonmoot]] since 1994.  
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He is the founding chairman of the [[German Tolkien Society]] (1997) and has been the European Representative of the Tolkien Society, UK. He has initiated the first regular annual academic conference in Germany on Tolkien (Tolkien Seminar) and is a co-founder of [[Ring*Con]], Europe's largest and the first ever film trilogy convention.  
  
He is the founding chairman of the [[German Tolkien Society]] (1997) and has been the European Representative of the Tolkien Society, UK. He has initiated the first regular annual academic conference in Germany on Tolkien (Tolkien Seminar) and is a co-founder of Ring*Con, Europe's largest and the first ever film trilogy convention.
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A well-known speaker on various Tolkien-related events, he has given talks in the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK and Italy. He holds a position as a member of the Board of Editors of the German Tolkien Society's academic yearbook ''[[Hither Shore (journal)|Hither Shore]]''.
 
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A well-known speaker on various Tolkien-related events, he has given talks in the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK and Italy. He holds a position as a member of the Board of Editors of the German Tolkien Society's academic yearbook Hither Shore which is the only other regular academic publication on Tolkien to appear annually besides [[Tolkien Studies]].
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Bülles takes a special interest in international relationships between Tolkien societies throughout the world and since 2003 the GTS has been inviting chairmen and chairwomen to their annual main event, the [[Tolkien Thing]], including Israel, Greece, Belgium and France. In 2005 he invited four European Tolkien societies to join a friendship agreement informing each member of the union to keep all others informed about events, publications etc. France, Belgium and Austria joined.  
 
Bülles takes a special interest in international relationships between Tolkien societies throughout the world and since 2003 the GTS has been inviting chairmen and chairwomen to their annual main event, the [[Tolkien Thing]], including Israel, Greece, Belgium and France. In 2005 he invited four European Tolkien societies to join a friendship agreement informing each member of the union to keep all others informed about events, publications etc. France, Belgium and Austria joined.  
  
He is an honorary member of the [[Greek Tolkien Society]] and attended ''Cair Andros'' in 2007.
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He is an honorary member of the [[Greek Tolkien Society]] and attended ''Cair Andros'' in 2007. He is also an honorary member of the [[German Tolkien Society]].
 
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He works as a freelance journalist and translator and lives in Cologne, Germany.  
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==Bibliography==
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==Bibliography, selected==
 
===Articles===
 
===Articles===
 
*[[1995]]: [[Amon Hen 134|''Amon Hen'' 134]]
 
*[[1995]]: [[Amon Hen 134|''Amon Hen'' 134]]
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*[[1997]]: [[Amon Hen 148|''Amon Hen'' 148]]
 
*[[1997]]: [[Amon Hen 148|''Amon Hen'' 148]]
 
**"Report: Oxonmoot"
 
**"Report: Oxonmoot"
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* [[2004]]: [[Hither Shore 1|''Hither Shore'' 1]]
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** "Tolkien Criticism — reloaded"
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* [[2006]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment]]''
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** "Merchandising", "Thingol"
 
* [[2010]]: [[Mallorn 50|''Mallorn'' 50]]
 
* [[2010]]: [[Mallorn 50|''Mallorn'' 50]]
 
** "Envisaging the future" (guest editorial)
 
** "Envisaging the future" (guest editorial)
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* [[2013]]: [[Mallorn 54|''Mallorn'' 54]]
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** "A journey to the cinema" (review of ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'')
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* '''[http://www.marcel-buelles.de/ Official website]'''
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* '''[http://www.thetolkienist.com/ The Tolkienist]'''
* [http://www.macrobee.de/version2/spip.php?rubrique6 Some lectures and articles in English]
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* [http://www.marcel-buelles.de/ Personal website]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:41, 4 October 2013

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Marcel Bülles
Biographical information
EducationUniversity of Cologne
OccupationFreelance journalist and translator
LocationCologne, Germany

Marcel R. Bülles is a German freelance journalist and translator.

[edit] Biography

Bülles has collaborated with Professor Michael D.C. Drout in research on J.R.R. Tolkien, assisted in the preparation of the academic yearbook Tolkien Studies, and contributed a few articles for the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.

He is the founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society (1997) and has been the European Representative of the Tolkien Society, UK. He has initiated the first regular annual academic conference in Germany on Tolkien (Tolkien Seminar) and is a co-founder of Ring*Con, Europe's largest and the first ever film trilogy convention.

A well-known speaker on various Tolkien-related events, he has given talks in the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK and Italy. He holds a position as a member of the Board of Editors of the German Tolkien Society's academic yearbook Hither Shore.

Bülles takes a special interest in international relationships between Tolkien societies throughout the world and since 2003 the GTS has been inviting chairmen and chairwomen to their annual main event, the Tolkien Thing, including Israel, Greece, Belgium and France. In 2005 he invited four European Tolkien societies to join a friendship agreement informing each member of the union to keep all others informed about events, publications etc. France, Belgium and Austria joined.

He is an honorary member of the Greek Tolkien Society and attended Cair Andros in 2007. He is also an honorary member of the German Tolkien Society.

[edit] Bibliography, selected

[edit] Articles

[edit] External links