Examines the presence and absence of female characters in Tolkien, in the Peter Jackson films, and in fanfiction, paying particular attention to a “footnote character,” Lothíriel, and what the body of fanfiction built around her brief mention as the daughter of Imrahil and wife of Éomer reveals about reader engagement with Tolkien’s texts.
Viars, Karen and Coker, Cait
"Constructing Lothiriel: Rewriting and Rescuing the Women of Middle-Earth From the Margins,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 33
, Article 6.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol33/iss2/6