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.

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITA 5306 Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth 12 Weeks January 10, 2022
LITC 5301 Tolkien & Tradition 12 Weeks January 11, 2021
LITD 5303 The Arthur Story 12 Weeks May 21, 2012

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Mythmoot VII: Defying and Defining Darkness 1 Weeks August 6, 2020
Mythmoot VI: Dragons 3 Days June 27, 2019
Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder… 3 Days June 1, 2017
Tolkien Dark: Kullervo, Aotrou and Itroun 1 Weeks February 6, 2017
Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (MidMoot) 2016 1 Days September 24, 2016