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Tolkien Studies (journal)

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Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review is an annual journal of scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. Since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have been admired throughout the world. With the publication in the 1950s of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's fantasy writing began to attract academic attention in both the classroom and the world of scholarship. Most recently, Peter Jackson's three-part movie adaptation has added film-study scholars to those fascinated by Tolkien's work.

It 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 - Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, and Verlyn Flieger - and the members of the editorial board - David Bratman, Carl F. Hostetter, Tom Shippey, Richard C. West, and Marjorie Burns - are all distinguished Tolkien scholars.

Printed issues of recent years can be purchased via the official website, while all back issues (from 2004) are available for access and purchase in digital formats.

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Tolkien Studies volumes
Volume 1 · Volume 2 · Volume 3 · Volume 4 · Volume 5 · Volume 6 · Volume 7 · Volume 8 · Volume 9 · Volume 10
Volume 11 · Volume 12 · Volume 13 · Volume 14 · Volume 15 · Volume 16 · Volume 17 · Volume 18