For those who do have access to the library database Project Muse, the
first issue of Tolkien Studies is now available:
Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review 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 are Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit), Michael
D. C. Drout (Beowulf and the Critics), and Verlyn Flieger (Splintered
Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World). To preview a sample
issue, go to http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/tolkien_studies/
If you aren't connected to a university or college, you might check with
your state department of libraries and see if Project Muse is one of the
databases subscribed to by the state library on behalf of all state
Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access Services
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Norman OK 73019
"In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was
where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given trouble;
they exist for it, they are geared to it. For the location of a mislaid
volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferret's nose.
Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with battle."
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. biographer. Adventures of a
Biographer, ch. 9 (1959).
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