Our next guest on the Tolkien Experience Podcast is a Tolkien scholar and linguist who has very quickly become influential in the field of Tolkien Studies: Dr. Andrew Higgins!
Dr. Higgins completed his PhD on the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology in 2015. His doctoral research was a holistic examination of Tolkien’s earliest works in order to gain a new critical framework to examine Tolkien’s ‘early imaginative language invention’. He has also co-edited a critical edition of Tolkien’s A Secret Vice with Dimitra Fimi. This volume won the 2017 Tolkien Society Award for Best Book! We are delighted that he was able to be our guest for the podcast, and we hope you enjoy the interview!
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You can find the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship at elvish.org
Links to some of Dr. Higgins’s open-access articles are available at the Journal of Tolkien Research.
Below are links to some of Andrew Higgins’s work, we promise to include a link to his book on Tolkien’s languages when it is available (if you purchase a book using our link, you help to support the podcast!):
Dr. Higgins also mentioned this book by previous podcast guest Janet Brennan Croft:
All of the above texts are also available from Amazon.co.uk: