The Lord of the Rings.pdf - Editors Introduction This is the sixth issue of Tolkien Studies the rst refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly

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v Editors’ Introduction This is the sixth issue of Tolkien Studies , the first refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As edi- tors, our goal is to publish excellent scholarship on Tolkien as well as to gather useful research information, reviews, notes, documents, and bibliographical material. In this issue we are especially pleased to publish Tolkien’s note on “Fate and Free Will,” edited by Carl Hostetter. With this exception, and that of the lead article (which was solicited from an expert in the field), all articles have been subject to anonymous, external review as well as receiving a positive judgment by the Editors. In the cases of articles by individuals associated with the journal in any way, each article had to receive at least two positive evaluations from two different outside reviewers. Reviewer comments were anonymously conveyed to the authors of the articles. The Editors agreed to be bound by the recommendations of the outside referees. Douglas A. Anderson Michael D. C. Drout Verlyn Flieger
vii Acknowledgments The Editors would like to thank Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Pro- vost Elita Pastra-Landis, and Wheaton Research Partners for their sup- port. Wheaton’s Balfour Scholarship program and the Clemence Family supported summer research that was essential to the production of the Bibliography. The efforts of editorial assistants Jason Rea, Lauren Pro- vost, Tara McGoldrick and Kathryn Paar contributed immensely to the success of the issue, as did Paula Smith-MacDonald, Vaughn Howland and Raquel D’Oyen. It has continued to be a pleasure to work with West Virginia University Press; thanks to Patrick Conner, Carrie Mullen, and especially to Hilary Attfield for all her work in the production of the is- sue. For permission to publish Tolkien’s note on “Fate and Free Will” the editors would like to thank Cathleen Blackburn, the Tolkien Estate, and Christopher Tolkien. Finally, we acknowledge a special debt of gratitude to our anonymous, outside reviewers who with their collegial service con- tribute so much to Tolkien Studies . In Memoriam This year Tolkien Studies remarks on the passing of two distinguished members in our field, artist Pauline Baynes, and scholar and publisher Derek Brewer. Pauline Diana Baynes (1922-2008), the prolific artist and illustrator, was perhaps best known for her illustrations to the seven volumes of C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56). Baynes had previously illustrated Tolkien’s Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), and over the years continued her association with Tolkien’s works, providing wrap-around cover art for the 1961 Puffin edition of The Hobbit and a triptych for the slip-case of the 1964 deluxe edition of The Lord of the Rings , and illustrating The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Smith of Wootton Major (1967), A Map of Middle-earth (poster, 1970), There and Back Again (poster, based on The Hobbit , 1971); Po- ems and Stories (1980), and Bilbo’s Last Song (poster 1974; book 1990). Her

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