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Tolkien Studies 2.1 (2005) 323-325

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Douglas A. Anderson is co-editor of Tolkien Studies.
David Bratman reviews books on Tolkien for Mythprint, the monthly bulletin of The Mythopoeic Society, for which he served as editor in 1980-1995. He has edited The Masques of Amen House by Charles Williams, compiled the authorized bibliography of Ursula K. Le Guin, and contributed articles on Tolkien to the journals Mallorn and Mythlore and the book Tolkien's Legendarium (ed. Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter). His documentary chronology of the Inklings is in press as an appendix to The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer. He holds an M.L.S. from the University of Washington and has worked as a librarian at Stanford University and elsewhere.
Michael J. Brisbois is completing his graduate studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. His current research interests include the connections between fantasy and millenarianism, the historical development and meaning of religious symbolism, and the application of cultural studies to literature and its audience.
Judy Ann Ford is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her area of specialization is medieval history, particularly popular religion. She has published on topics such as parish life and sacramental experience in journals including Renaissance and Reformation, Journal of Popular Culture, and Medieval Perspectives. She has also worked on modern fiction with medieval themes: she wrote the chapter on Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose for the collection The Detective as Historian, ed. Ray Brown and Lawrence A. Kreiser (Popular Press, 2000). Her book, John Mirk's Festial: Orthodoxy, Lollardy and the Common People in Fourteenth-Century England, is forthcoming from Boydell and Brewer.
Linda Greenwood graduated summa cum laude from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Great Britain. Her area of interest lies in twentieth century literature, with a concentration in myth and its relevance to modern literary theory.
Elizabeth Massa Hoiem received her B.A. in English and B.F.A in Communication Design from the University at Buffalo and continued with an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently an English doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studies Victorian literature. [End Page 323]
John William Houghton specializes in Anglo-Saxon England's appropriation of late antique culture. He holds degrees in English from Harvard and Indiana, and in systematic theology from Yale; his dissertation for Notre Dame's Medieval Institute studied the Bible commentaries of St. Bede the Venerable. In addition to Tolkien and Bede, he has written on the English coronation ritual, art history, and moral development. His novel Rough Magicke was published in January, 2005. He lives on Houghton Street in Culver, Indiana, a town his family founded in 1844.
Neal K. Keesee is Academic Dean at Christchurch School and has previously written on Friedrich Schleiermacher's 19th century concept of freedom. He holds degrees in religion from The College of William and Mary and in religion and theology from the University of Chicago. His Chicago Ph.D. dissertation studied Schleiermacher's doctrine of God. He lives at his rural boarding school in Christchurch, VA with his wife, three children, and three dogs.
Kristine Larsen is Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Director of the Honors Program, at Central Connecticut State University. She has presented talks and papers on astronomical allusions in Tolkien's work through Jefferson National Laboratory, the Society for Literature and Science, and various astronomy organizations, as well as the Ring Con convention in Germany. She has also presented workshops and papers on utilizing Tolkien's work in the teaching of science through the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and American Physical Society. Her other publications include work on the history of women in astronomy and diversity issues in science education, and her biography of physicist Stephen Hawking will be published by Greenwood Press in 2005.
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