Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 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.
THE HISTORY OF MYTHLORE
Mythlorewas 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 36, Number 1 Issue 131, Fall/Winter (2017)
Mythlore Art, Issue 131
Sarah Lucy Beach
Into the Wild Woods: On the Significance of Trees and Forests in Fantasy Fiction
‘A Warp of Horror’: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sub-creations of Evil
Richard Angelo Bergen
Three Rings for the Elven-kings: Trilogizing Tolkien in Print and Film
Robert T. Tally, Jr.
Notes and Letters
The Fantastic of the Fin de Siècle. Eds. Irina Grubica and Zdenĕk Beran
Douglas A. Anderson
The Ravenclaw Chronicles: Reflections from Edinboro. Ed. Corbin Fowler and Harry Potter for Nerds II: Essays for Fans, Academics, and Lit Geeks. Eds. Kathryn McDaniel and Travis Prinzi
Jennifer W. Spirko
The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon
Dennis Wilson Wise
Tolkien Studies: An Annual Review v. XIII. Eds. Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger, and David Bratman; North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies v. 35. Ed. John Pennington; and VII (Seven): Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center v.33. Ed. Marjorie Lamp Mead
Janet Brennan Croft
- Janet Brennan Croft, Rutgers University
Editorial Advisory Board
- 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