SCHOLARS > DIMITRA FIMI
Dimitra Fimi is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
has also lectured for Cardiff University and the Open University
has published a series of articles on Tolkien
's Celtic sources and her
recently published book -Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) - has been greeted as an important new contribution to J.R.R. Tolkien studies and was recently nominated for the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies.
book addresses key features of J.R.R. Tolkien's creativity, including the role of linguistic invention in his
devotes an important part of it to the importance of the Welsh language in the development of Tolkien's
has been interviewed about Tolkien
on US television and UK radio and has presented papers in numerous major Tolkien
conferences (Tolkien 2005, Birmingham, Tolkien
at Kalamazoo, and others).
is a Welsh speaker/learner.
has given public lectures in Wales and has been interviewed repeatedly by the Welsh media on J.R.R. Tolkien's Welsh connections and his
use of the Welsh language.
From October 2010 she will be teaching an online course on Tolkien (open to students and fans all over the world) at UWIC.
website is accessible at: www.dimitrafimi.com