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 from 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 an appendix to Diana Pavlac Glyer's book The Company They Keep. He holds an M.L.S. from the University of Washington and has worked as a librarian at Stanford University and elsewhere.
Marjorie J. Burns has been on the faculty of Portland State University for over thirty years and has lectured on Tolkien throughout the United States, as well as Australia, Norway, England, and The Netherlands. She has twice lived in Norway (once as a Fulbright professor). She teaches nineteenth-century British literature, Norse and Celtic mythology, and courses on J.R.R. Tolkien. Her publications on Tolkien include book chapters, journal articles, and essays in proceedings collections. Her book, Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in J.R.R. Tolkien (University of Toronto Press) appeared in 2005. She was a contributor and one of four assistant editors for the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment (Routledge, 2006); and along with Douglas A. Anderson, is completing a book of interviews and reminiscences (On Tolkien), to be published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Janet Brennan Croft is Head of Access Services at the University of Oklahoma libraries. She is the author of War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Greenwood Press, 2004) which won the Mythopoeic Award in Inklings Scholarship in 2005, and the editor of Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings (Mythopoeic Press, 2004). She has annotated The Travelling Rug by Dorothy L. Sayers (Mythopoeic Press, 2005) and is currently editing Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language (McFarland, 2007). She is the editor of Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature.
Michael D. C. Drout is co-editor of Tolkien Studies.
Dimitra Fimi has recently finished her Ph.D. on Tolkien's fiction and is now teaching at Cardiff University, Wales. Her research interests include [End Page 366] the relations of literature with folklore and popular culture, the adaptation of literary works for the screen and the mutual influences of literature and visual culture. She has presented numerous conference papers and published a series of articles on Tolkien's fiction. She teaches an online course on Tolkien, open to students and adult learners all over the world.
Verlyn Flieger is co-editor of Tolkien Studies.
Thomas Honegger holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich. He has published several articles on Tolkien, co-written a study on the moral dimension in Tolkien's narrative work (Eine Grammatik der Ethik, 2005) and edited numerous volumes on Tolkien and medieval language and literature. He teaches as Professor for Mediaeval Studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany). Homepage: http://www2.uni-jena.de/fsu/anglistik/homepage/Honegger3.htm
Carl F. Hostetter (born 1965) is a computer scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the author of numerous articles on Tolkienian linguistics, and is the editor of two scholarly journals on the subject for the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, Vinyar Tengwar (print) and Tengwestië (with Patrick H. Wynne, online), as well as the founder and co-moderator of the Lambengolmor mailing list. Together with Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Bill Welden, and Patrick H. Wynne, he has been engaged by Christopher Tolkien in the ordering, editing, and publishing of Tolkien's writings concerning his invented languages, on-going in the journal Parma Eldalamberon and in Vinyar Tengwar. Together with Verlyn Flieger, he is the editor of Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth (Greenwood...