Questions the exclusion of Tolkien’s works from “the canon,” examining various reasons why critics may exclude them and what critical theory might be more suitable for studying them.
"Applicability and Truth in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion: Readers, Fantasy, and Canonicity,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 23
, Article 5.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol23/iss4/5