Verlyn Flieger

Dr. Verlyn Flieger

Verlyn Flieger

Visiting Lecturer

Verlyn Flieger, Ph. D. is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland at College Park specializing in myth studies and comparative mythology. She teaches a sequence of graduate and undergraduate myth courses that offer Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native American, and Norse myth.

Concentrating on modern fantasy with a special focus on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Professor Flieger’s publications include Interrupted MusicQuestion of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie, the winner of the 1998 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies; Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s WorldTolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth co-edited with Carl Hostetter and winner of the 2002 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies; and her fictional works Pig TaleThe Doom of Camelot: “Avilion: A Romance of Voices and Seeker of Dreams: “Green Hill Country.”

Professor Flieger is co-editor with Michael Drout and David Bratman of Tolkien Studies, a yearly journal devoted to scholarly examination of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Upcoming Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5306Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth12 WeeksJanuary 10, 2022

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITC 5301Tolkien & Tradition12 WeeksJanuary 11, 2021
LITD 5303The Arthur Story12 WeeksMay 21, 2012

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Mythmoot VII: Defying and Defining Darkness1 WeeksAugust 6, 2020
Mythmoot VI: Dragons3 DaysJune 27, 2019
Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder…3 DaysJune 1, 2017
Tolkien Dark: Kullervo, Aotrou and Itroun1 WeeksFebruary 6, 2017
Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (MidMoot) 20161 DaysSeptember 24, 2016