Luke Shelton Named Editor of Mallorn

I am delighted to tell you that I have been named the new editor-in-chief of Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society.

mallornI am thankful to the Tolkien Society for their belief in me, and I hope to be a portion as professional and insightful as my predecessor, Rosalinda (Ro) Haddon.

Together, my editorial team and I hope to make Mallorn into a publication that scholars want to be a part of and an essential part of any Tolkien scholar or fan’s yearly reading list!

We have a lot of brilliant things planned, and I can’t wait for you to see them!

You can find out more about Mallorn from the Tolkien Society’s Publications page or Mallorn‘s Facebook page.

If you want to find out more about the society itself and even become a member (which I have always recommend, but now even more in order to get access to Mallorn) then visit their website.

If you want more information or updates from me, you can follow my Tolkien-related account on Facebook, or find my personal or Tolkien accounts on Twitter.

Publication: Review of Tolkien and the Classics (Open Access)

My review of Tolkien and the Classics edited by Roberto Arduini, Giampaolo Canzonieri and Claudio A. Testi has been published in the Journal of Tolkien Research!

Fortunately, this research is open access, so everyone can read the review on the journal website!

Their recommended citation is:

Shelton, Luke (2019) “Tolkien and the Classics (2019) edited by Roberto Arduini, Giampaolo Canzonieri and Claudio A. Testi,” Journal of Tolkien Research: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
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If you are interested in purchasing the book, it is available from Amazon.

Tolkien and Classics on JTR