Dimitra Fimi

Dimitra Fimi
  • Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature
  • Company: University of Glasgow

Bio

Dr Dimitra Fimi is Lecturer in Fantasy and Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her first monograph, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies. She co-edited the first critical “extended” edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s essay “A Secret Vice”, in which Tolkien theorizes his language invention (A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages, HarperCollins, 2016). The book won the Tolkien Society Award for Best Book. Her latest monograph, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), was runner up for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and shortlisted for the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies. She has published widely in journals and edited collections. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, History Channel, BBC4). She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Tolkien Research and the Literary Encyclopedia and she is a member of the advisory boards of Walking Tree Publishers and the Routledge Imaginary Worlds Book Series. Many of her articles are available online via her website: http://dimitrafimi.com/