Department of English

Verlyn Flieger

"Oo! Those Awful Hobbits: Tolkien Versus the Academy"
February 7, 4:30 p.m., Rose O'Neill Literary House

Verlyn Flieger has taught courses on J.R.R. Tolkien at the University of Maryland for the past thirty-five years. She has published three books on his fiction, Splintered Light, A Question of Time, and Interrupted Music. She edited an expanded edition of his short story Smith of Wootton Major, and with Carl Hostetter co-edited a collection of essays on The History of Middle-earth. With Douglas A. Anderson she co-edited a critical edition of Tolkien's essay "On Fairy-Stories," with notes, commentary, and unpublished drafts of the essay. With Michael Drout and Douglas Anderson, she is co-editor of Tolkien Studies, the only journal devoted exclusively to Tolkien's work. She is also the author of a fantasy novel, Pig Tale, its sequel, The Inn at Corbies' Caww, and an Arthurian novella, Avilion.

sponsored by: The Sophie Kerr Committee