Douglas A. Anderson

Douglas A. Anderson

Visiting Lecturer

Douglas A. Anderson’s first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and enlarged 2002), and he co-founded Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, co-editing it for eight volumes from 2004 through 2011. He has edited many books, often resurrecting notable but neglected works of fantasy by authors such as E.A. Wyke-Smith, Kenneth Morris, Leonard Cline, and Evangeline Walton.

With Verlyn Flieger, he co-edited Tolkien On Fairy-Stories (2008), a critical edition of Tolkien’s famous essay, which includes much previously unpublished draft material by Tolkien. He has contributed a regular column reviewing older fantasy and supernatural literature to the journal Wormwood, published by Tartarus Press, since its founding in  2003, and has written similarly for All Hallows: The Journal of The Ghost Story SocietyFastitocalon, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His anthologies includeTales Before Tolkien (2003), H. P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales (2005), and Tales Before Narnia (2008).

Other scholarship has appeared in Tolkien StudiesMythloreThe New York Review of Science Fiction, and in reference works like the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment (2007), edited by Michael D.C. Drout; Supernatural Literature of the World (2005), edited by S.T. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz; and Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009), edited by Robin Ann Reid

He speaks regularly at the annual Medievalist’s Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and also runs a small publishing imprint Nodens Books, which revives the works of neglected writers.

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITB 5308The Inklings and Science Fiction12 weeksMay 2, 2016
LITA 5310Roots of the Mountain12 WeeksAugust 25, 2014

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers3 DaysJune 21, 2018