Dennis Wilson Wise

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University of Arizona
Updated 12 Sept. 2019
Full CV available here: C.V.

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS—refereed publications

  • “‘Violations as Profound as any Rape’: Feminism and Sexed Violence in Stephen R. Donaldson.” Extrapolation, vol. 60, no. 2, 2019, pp. 133-56.
  • “Paul Edwin Zimmer’s Alliterative Style: A Metrical Legacy of J. R. R. Tolkien and Poul Anderson.” Mythlore, vol. 37, no. 1, 2018, pp. 183-201. Available here.
  • “Unraveling The Hobbit’s Strange Publication History: A Look at Possible Worlds, Modality, and Accessibility Relations.” Subcreation: Worldbuilding in the Fantastic, spec. issue of Fastitocalon, vol. 7, no. 1/2, 2017, pp. 121-35. Available here.
  • “J.R.R. Tolkien and the 1954 Nomination of E. M. Forster for the Nobel Prize in Literature.” Mythlore, vol 37, no. 1, 2017, 143-65. Available here.
  • “Harken Not To Wild Beasts: Between Rage And Eloquence in Saruman And Thrasymachus.” The Journal of Tolkien Research, vol. 3, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-32. Available here.
    • Translations: Greek. Forthcoming in Οι Επιδράσεις της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Γραμματείας στο Έργο του Τζ.Ρ.Ρ. Τόλκιν [The Influence of Ancient Greek Literature in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien], edited by Dimitra Fimi and Dimitris Kolovos, Kedros Publishers, Athens.
  • “Book of the Lost Narrator: Re-Reading The Silmarillion as a Unified Text.” Tolkien Studies, vol. 13, 2016, pp. 101-24. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/tks.2016.0008.
  • “Classical Poetry and Modern Political Philosophy: Spenser and Machiavelli in A View of the State of Ireland.” Scientia et Humanitas, vol. 4, 2014, pp. 1-20. Available here.

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS—non-refereed publications

  • “Delving into Nome Man’s Land: Two Traditions in Baum and Tolkien.” Baum Bugle. FORTHCOMING.
  • “L. Frank Baum and PYRZQXGL: Or, How to Do Things with (Magic) Words.” Baum Bugle. FORTHCOMING.
  • “Identity, Time, and Faerie in Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies’ Caww: An Unexpected Convergence of Realms.” A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, edited by John D. Rateliff. FORTHCOMING.
  • “Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Critique: Stephen R. Donaldson’s Gap Into Genre.”  New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction, edited by Donald M. Hassler and Clyde Wilcox, U of South Carolina P, 2008, pp. 290-98.


  • (1) “Stephen R. Donaldson”; (2)The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.” The Literary Encyclopedia,
  • “Donaldson’s Amnion and the Dangers of a Posthuman Future.” Aliens in Popular Culture: A Guide to Visitors from Outer Space by Michael M. Levy, edited by Farah Mendlesohn, Greenwood P. FORTHCOMING


  • Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Works, its Precursors, and its Legacies, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Thomas Honegger. Journal of Tolkien Research, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-9CC. Available here.
  • Okja (film), directed by Bong Joon-Ho. Science Fiction Film and Television, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 290-94,
  • The Return of the Ring, volumes 1 & 2, edited by Lynn Forest-Hill. Journal of Tolkien Research, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-14. Available here.
  • Alfred Bester, by Jad Smith. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 29, no. 2, 2017, 332-35.
  • The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography, by Edmund Gordon. Mythlore, vol. 36, no. 1, 2017, 235-39.
  • A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 27, no. 3, 2016, pp. 549-52.
  • Wizards vs. Muggles: Essays on Identity in the Harry Potter Universe, edited by Christopher E. Bell. Mythlore, vol. 35, no. 1, 2016, pp. 154-60. Available here.
  • The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, by Jamie Williamson. Fafnir: The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, vol. 3, no. 3, 2016, pp. 72-73. Available here.


  • Conference Report: “The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin—June 19th–21st, 2019.” Fafnir, vol. 6, no. 1, 2019, pp. 132-34. Available here.
  • “How the Writers have Pushed MLB too far with Biogenesis.” It’s Pronounced Lajaway, 22 Aug 2013, available here.
  • “Masculinity, Reading, and Twilight.” As It Ought to Be, 9 July 2013, available here.
  • “Review of The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction, by Brian Hamnett.” Historical Novel Review, no. 63, February 2013, available here.


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