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Josh B. Long

From Tolkien Gateway

Josh B. Long completed his M.A. thesis on Smith of Wootton Major at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2006.[1] He has worked as a research assistant on The Company They Keep.[2]

Bibliography, selected


  • 2008: Mythlore 101/102
    • "Two Views of Faërie in Smith of Wootton Major: Nokes and his Cake, Smith and his Star"
  • 2009: Tolkien Studies: Volume 6
    • "Clinamen, Tessera, and the Anxiety of Influence: Swerving from and Completing George MacDonald"
  • 2011: Tolkien and the Study of His Sources
    • "Biography as Source: Niggles and Notions" (with Diana Pavlac Glyer)
  • 2013: Mythlore 121/122
    • "Disparaging Narnia: Reconsidering Tolkien's View of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
  • 2014: Mythlore 124
    • "Pillaging Middle-earth: Self-plagiarism in Smith of Wootton Major"


  • 2006: "'Anti-tract and "Counterblast': J.R.R. Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major as a Reaction to George MacDonald's the Golden Key and C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (M.A.)


  1. ""Anti-tract and "Counterblast"", (accessed 18 May 2013)
  2. Mythlore 121/122, p. 46 ("About the Author")