David Bratman: Publications

This list of my publications excludes web-only items (listed on my home page) and numerous book reviews that I've written, especially for Mythprint, between 1980 and 2009. It does, however, include all my formal papers that have been published. For some items best available through special dealers or for which special descriptive pages exist online, links have been provided. Lists are in reverse chronological order.

Works Edited

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, volume 10 (2013). Edited by Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger, David Bratman. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2013. x, 311 p.

Williams, Charles. The Masques of Amen House: Together with Amen House Poems and with Selections from the Music for the Masques by Hubert J. Foss. Edited and annotated by David Bratman. Introduction by Bernadette Lynn Bosky. Altadena, Calif.: The Mythopoeic Press, 2000. ix, 206 p.

Published Articles and Contributions

"The Inklings and Others: Tolkien and His Contemporaries." A Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Stuart D. Lee. Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 317-34. In press.

"Shippey: The Philologist and the Critics." Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey. Edited by John Wm Houghton et al. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014, in press. Reprinted from Beyond Bree Sept. 2009: 2-3.

"Interview: David Bratman." [on C.S. Lewis; questions posed by Donald T. Williams.] The Lamp-Post (of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society) 34:1 (Spring 2012): 15-22.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2009." By David Bratman and Merlin DeTardo. Tolkien Studies 9 (2012): 107-39.

"What's 'Lost' Got To Do With It?" Mythprint 354 (January 2012): 3-4.

"A A Tolkien Classification System." The Tolkien Collector 32 (December 2011): 28-36.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2008." By David Bratman and Merlin DeTardo. Tolkien Studies 8 (2011): 243-95.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2007." Tolkien Studies 7 (2010): 347-78.

"Liquid Tolkien: Music, Tolkien, Middle-earth, and More Music." Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien. Edited by Bradford Lee Eden. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2010. 140-170. Textual corrections.

"The Mythopoeic Society." By David Bratman and Edith Crowe. (History and description) Amon Hen 218 (July 2009): 28-30.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2006." Tolkien Studies 6 (2009): 315-44.

"Hobbit Names Aren't From Kentucky." The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference. Edited by Sarah Wells. Cheltenham: Tolkien Society, 2008. Vol. 2: 164-68. Commentary and explanation.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2005." Tolkien Studies 5 (2008): 271-97.

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2004." Tolkien Studies 4 (2007): 325-54.

"'Gifted Amateurs': C.S. Lewis and the Inklings." C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy, v. 3, Apologist, Philosopher & Theologian. Edited by Bruce L. Edwards. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007. 279-320.

"The Inklings: Their Lives and Works." Appendix to The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2007. 230-248.

Contributor. J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. Edited by Michael D.C. Drout. New York: Routledge, 2007. Articles: Bodleian Library, Oxford; Bournemouth; Dundas-Grant, Jim (1896-1985); Great Haywood; Havard, Humphrey (1901-85); History of Middle-earth: Overview; Kôr; McCallum, Ronald Buchanan (1898-1973); Mercy; Parodies; Peoples of Middle-earth; Publications, Posthumous; Wain, John (1925-1994).

"The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2003." Tolkien Studies 3 (2006): 241-65.

"A Game of You -- Yes, You." The Sandman Papers: An Exploration of the Sandman Mythology. Edited by Joe Sanders. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2006. 41-53.

"The Artistry of Omissions and Revisions in The Lord of the Rings." The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder. Edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. Milwaukee, Wis.: Marquette University Press, 2006. 113-38.

"R.A. Butler and the Inklings." Beyond Bree Feb. 2006: 2-3.

"The Years' Work in Tolkien Studies 2001-2002." Tolkien Studies 2 (2005): 289-315.

"Summa Jacksonica: A Reply to Defenses of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Films, after St. Thomas Aquinas." Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. Edited by Janet Brennan Croft. Altadena, Calif.: The Mythopoeic Press, 2004. 27-62.

"R.B. McCallum: The Master Inkling." Mythlore 23:3 (whole no. 89) (Summer 2001): 34-42.

"The Alphabet Soup of Cooperative Cataloging." Conference session report. Technical Services Law Librarian 26:1 (Sept. 2000): 9.

"Top Ten Rejected Plot Twists from The Lord of the Rings: A Textual Excursion into the 'History of The Lord of the Rings'." Mythlore 22:4 (whole no. 86) (Spring 2000): 13-37.

"The Literary Value of The History of Middle-earth." Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth. Edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000. 69-91.

"After C.S. Lewis: Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness." New York Review of Science Fiction 136 (Dec. 1999): 1, 4-5.

"Tolkien and the Counties of England: In Search of the Shire." Mallorn 37 (1999): 5-13.

"Page Runner: Is there a future for libraries?" Redwood Coast Review 1:1 (Winter 1999): 1.

"Obscure Dick: A Panel Discussion." With David G. Hartwell, Grania Davis, and Paul Williams. New York Review of Science Fiction 107 (July 1997): 1, 10-18.

Contributor. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Edited by John Clute and John Grant. New York: St Martin's Press, 1997. Articles: Mythopoeic Awards; Mythopoeic Society; Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA); Tolkien Society; Tolkien Society of America.

"Hugo Dyson: Inkling, Teacher, Bon Vivant." Mythlore 21:4 (whole no. 82) (Winter 1997): 19-34.

"Mervyn Peake, the Gormenghast Diptych, and Titus Alone." With "The Versions of Titus Alone." New York Review of Science Fiction 93 (May 1996): 1, 4-7.

"How Many Books Wrote Isaac Asimov?" New York Review of Science Fiction 91 (March 1996): 21-23. Reprinted, without title: Children's Literature Review 79 (2002): 43-45.

"J.R.R. Tolkien: An Introduction to His Work." Adventures of Sword and Sorcery 2 (Spring 1996): 18-21. Based on "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Centenary Survey." Mythprint 139 (Jan. 1992): 11-13, Mythprint 140 (Feb. 1992): 9-12.

"Some Writers and Two Critics." Mythprint 171 (Jan. 1995): 7-9.

"A Corrigenda to The Lord of the Rings." The Tolkien Collector 6 (March 1994): 17-25.

"The Nonfiction of Jane Yolen." Mythprint 153 (April 1993): 2, 9.

A Fantasy Reader's Guide to Britain. Los Altos: Published by the author for the Tolkien Centenary Conference, 1992. 20 p. Also issued by the Conference without credits or map. 9 p.

"Diana L. Paxson: An Introduction." Mythprint 121 (July 1990): 2-5.

"Fantasy in America." The Mythic Circle 6 (Summer 1988): 39-41. Reprinted in Mythprint 108 (May 1989): 7-9.

"Ursula K. Le Guin: An Introduction." Mythprint 96 (May 1988): 2-6, 13.

"A Personal Guide Through the Tolkien Literature." Beyond Bree Jan. 1988: 1-5.

"Star Wars: The Emperor's Advocate." Mythprint 91 (Dec. 1987): 7-8.

"On Fastitocalon and Cat." Beyond Bree Sept. 1987: 6.

"Is Always Coming Home Mythopoeic à la Tolkien?" Mythprint 86 (July 1987): 4-6.

"Caliban Between the Worlds." Mythlore 12:4 (whole no. 46) (Summer 1986): 48-53.

"Patricia A. McKillip: A Brief Survey of Her Books." Mythprint 61 (June 1985): 9-11.

Co-editor. The Westerfilk Collection, volume 1. Edited by Jordin Kare, Teri Lee, and David Bratman. 1980.

"Yéni Únótimë: Calendars & Time-Keeping in Middle-earth." Chronicles of the King 4 (1978): 4-7. (Part 1; part 2 never published)

"The Chronology of The Silmarillion." Minas Tirith Evening-Star 7:1 (Oct. 1977): 4-8.

Bibliographies and Indexes

"Bibliography (in English) for 2011." By Rebecca Epstein, David Bratman, and Merlin DeTardo. Tolkien Studies 10 (2013): 291-307.

"Bibliography (in English) for 2010." By Rebecca Epstein, with Michael D.C. Drout, David Bratman, and Merlin DeTardo. Tolkien Studies 9 (2012): 141-52.

"Bibliography (in English) for 2009." By Rebecca Epstein and David Bratman, with others. Tolkien Studies 8 (2011): 297-307.

"Bibliography (in English) for 2008." By Rebecca Epstein, Michael D.C. Drout, and David Bratman. Tolkien Studies 7 (2010): 379-98.

"The Inklings in Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography." Mythprint 330 (Jan. 2010): 11. Corrected reprint of erroneously edited version published in Mythprint 328/329 (July/Aug. 2009): 8-9.

Index. The Scribbler's Guide to the Land of Myth: Mythic Motifs for Storytellers by Sarah Beach. Self-published via booksurge.com, 2008. 421-32.

"C.S. Lewis Scholarship: A Bibliographical Overview." By Diana Pavlac Glyer and David Bratman. C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy, v. 4, Scholar, Teacher, & Public Intellectual. Edited by Bruce L. Edwards. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007. 283-302.

Index. The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2007. 273-293.

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primary Bibliography. Oakland, Calif.: Potlatch 4, 1995. 42 p.

"Mark Twain's Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Bibliography." ConFrancisco Souvenir Book. San Francisco: 51st Annual World Science Fiction Convention, 1993. 29-30.

Index. Strokes: Essays and Reviews 1966-1986, by John Clute. Seattle: Serconia Press, 1988. 173-78.

"Gregory Benford: A Bibliography." Westercon XXXX (program book). Oakland: 40th Annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, 1987. 53-59.

"Subject Index to Mythlore, issues 1-30." Mythlore 9:1 (whole no. 31) (Spring 1982): 42-47; supplement, issues 31-39, Mythlore 11:2 (whole no. 40) (Autumn 1984): 61-63.

"Books About J.R.R. Tolkien and His Works." Science Fiction Collector 5 (Sept. 1977): 26-28. Revised as Notes from the Shire Records: A Bibliography of Books About J.R.R. Tolkien and His Works. Berkeley: Published by the author, 1979. 9 p.

Selected Reviews
Excludes reviews in Mythprint, 1980-2009

Review of Freud's Last Session, drama by Mark St. Germain. Mythprint 367 (Summer 2013): 9-10.

Review of Tolkien and Welsh by Mark Hooker. Mythprint 366 (Spring 2013): 4-5.

Review of The Screwtape Letters, adapted and directed for the stage by Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean. Mythprint 355 (Feb. 2012): 8-9.

Review of Titus Awakes by Maeve Gilmore. Mythprint 352 (Nov. 2011): 4-5.

Review of War of the Fantasy Worlds by Martha C. Sammons. Mythlore 29: 3/4 (whole no. 113/114) (Spring/Summer 2011): 198-200. Supplementary review published as "Walleyed Criticism," Mythprint 345 (April 2011): 4-5.

Review of Collected Poems by Mervyn Peake. Mythlore 28: 3/4 (whole no. 109/110) (Spring/Summer 2010): 190-92.

Review of The Fantastic Horizon by Darrell Schweitzer. Mythlore 28: 3/4 (whole no. 109/110) (Spring/Summer 2010): 202-04.

"The Wind in the Footnotes: Reviews of two new annotated editions of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows." Mythprint 333 (April 2010): 4, 9.

Review of Cheek by Jowl by Ursula K. Le Guin. Mythprint 332 (March 2010): 11.

Review of Night Operation and Eager Spring by Owen Barfield. Mythlore 27: 3/4 (whole no. 105/106) (Spring/Summer 2009): 196-98.

Review of Roots and Branches by Tom Shippey. Seven 25 (2008): 109-10.

Review of The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology by Elizabeth A. Whittingham. Mythlore 26: 3/4 (whole no. 101/102) (Spring/Summer 2008): 201-03.

Review of Charles Williams: Alchemy & Integration by Gavin Ashenden. Beyond Bree, March 2008: 5.

Review of The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. Tolkien Studies 3 (2006): 182-87.

Review of Four Christian Fantasists by Richard Sturch and Tolkien in Translation edited by Thomas Honegger. Seven 22 (2005): 118-21.

Review of The Inklings Handbook by Colin Duriez and David Porter and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings: A Guide to Middle-earth by Colin Duriez. Seven 20 (2003): 115-16.

Review of Mervyn Peake: My Eyes Mint Gold by Malcolm Yorke and Vast Alchemies: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake by G. Peter Winnington. Mythlore 23:2 (whole no. 88) (Spring 2001): 91-94.

Review of Farmer Giles of Ham, 50th anniversary edition, and Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. Seven 17 (2000): 113-14.

Review of After the King edited by Martin H. Greenberg. The New York Review of Science Fiction 44 (April 1992): 16-18.

Review of Profile: Thomas Peterson and "The Tale of the Rings of Power." Mythlore whole no. 63 (Autumn 1990): 44-45.

Review of The Politics of Fantasy by Lee D. Rossi. Mythlore whole no. 47 (Autumn 1986): 44.

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