THE HISTORY OF MYTHLORE
Mythlore was founded in 1969 by the late Glen GoodKnight, Founder of the Mythopoeic Society. He edited its first 84 issues, with the exception of issues 18–23, which were edited by Gracia Fay Ellwood. In its early years, Mythlore was a “fanzine” that, in addition to scholarly articles, columns, and book and media reviews, included a great deal of art work, poetry, and other creative work. Over the years, the articles became more and more exclusively scholarly, and the creative work and fiction reviews moved to sister publications like Mythprint and Mythic Circle. When Dr. Theodore Sherman of Middle Tennessee State University assumed the editorship with issue 85 in 1999, Mythlore completed its transformation into a refereed scholarly journal publishing only articles and reviews. At that time, its format also changed from 8½” x 11” to 6½” x 9”. Janet Brennan Croft, currently of Rutgers University, became editor in 2006 and switched to a double-issue format. The journal was published in two double issues per year, in approximately April and November through Spring 2013. In Fall 2013 the double issue numbering was dropped and electronic subscriptions became available for individuals.
Current Issue: Volume 38, Number 2 Number 136, Spring 2020 (2020)
Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy. The full text of Mythlore from 2002 onward is available in several electronic databases from Gale, Ebsco, and ProQuest. Mythlore is also indexed in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, the Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLA), and other sources.
See the Aims and Scope for the statement of editorial purpose of the journal.
"Written by the Finger of God": C.S. Lewis and Historical Judgement
Phillip Irving Mitchell
The Unicorn as the Embodiment of the Numinous in the Works of Peter S.
Fearless Joy: Tom Bombadil’s Function in The Lord of the Rings
Robert B. Chapman-Morales
Tolkien’s Tom Bombadil: An Enigma “(Intentionally)”
Notes and Letters
In Memoriam: Marquette Memories of Christopher Tolkien
William M. Fliss
Tractacus de deificatione sexdecim heroum per Martianum de Sancto Alosio / A
Treatise on the Deification of Sixteen Heroes by Marziano Da Sant’ Alosio, with
text, translation, introduction, and notes by Ross G.R. Caldwell and
Marco Ponzi; The Marziano Tarot The Oldest Known Tarot Deck Conceived by
Marziano da Tortona first created by Michelino da Besozzo in Milan between
1412 and 1425; con gli occhi et con l’intelletto / Explaining the Tarot in
Sixteenth Century Italy, translation and commentary by Ross Sinclair
Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis, and Marco Ponzi
Emily E. Auger
- Janet Brennan Croft, Rutgers University
- Phillip Fitzsimmons, Administrator of Mythlore and Society Archives, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- Verlyn Flieger, University of Maryland, College Park
- Charles Huttar, Hope College
- Peter J. Schakel, Hope College
- Rev. John W. Houghton, The Hill School, Pottstown
- Richard C. West, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Donna R. White, Arkansas Tech University
- Christopher Vaccaro, University of Vermont