Dimitra Fimi

Website: www.dimitrafimi.com

Education

PhD English Literature, Cardiff University, 2005
MA in Early Celtic Studies, Cardiff University, 2002
BA in English Language and Literature, University of Athens, Greece, 2000

Current Position

Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Previous Positions

Associate Lecturer, Open University
Associate Lecturer, Cardiff University

Publications

I. Book

Fimi, D. (2008) Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [paperback edition, 2010]

II. Journal Articles

Fimi, D. (2012) ‘Between Greece and Europe: The Fairy Tales of Penelope Delta’, Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern, 2 (1), pp. 97-112.

Fimi, D. (2007) ‘Tolkien’s “‘Celtic’ type of legends”: Merging Traditions’, Tolkien Studies, 4, pp. 51-71.

Fimi, D. (2006) ‘“Mad Elves” and “Elusive Beauty”: Some Celtic Strands of Tolkien’s Mythology’, Folklore, 117 (2), pp. 156-170.

Fimi, D. (2006) ‘“Come Sing ye Light Fairy Things Tripping so Gay”: Victorian Fairies and the Early Work of J.R.R. Tolkien’, Working with English: Medieval and Modern Language, Literature and Drama, 2, pp. 10-26.

III. Chapters in Edited Collections (selected)

Fimi, D. (2013) ‘‘Wildman of the Woods’: Inscribing tragedy on the landscape of Middle-earth in The children of Húrin’, in Conrad-O’Brien, H. and Hynes, G. (eds), Tolkien: The Forest and the City. Dublin: Four Courts Press (forthcoming).

Fimi, D. (2013) ‘Later Fantasy Fiction’, in Lee, S. (ed.) A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien. Oxford: Blackwell (forthcoming).

Fimi, D. (2012) ‘Tolkien and the Fantasy Tradition’, in Whitehead, C. (ed.) Critical Insights: The Fantastic. CA: Salem Press, pp. 40-60.

Fimi, D. (2011) ‘Filming Folklore: Adapting Fantasy for the Big Screen through Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings’, in Bogstad, J.M. and Kaveny, P. E. (eds), Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, pp. 84-101.

Fimi, D. (2007) ‘Tolkien and Old Norse Antiquity: Real and Romantic Links in Material Culture’, in Clark, D. and Phelpstead, C. (eds), Old Norse Made New: Essays on the Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse Literature and Culture. London: Viking Society for Northern Research, pp. 83-99.

IV. Reference Work Entries

Fimi, D. (2008) ‘Ursula Le Guin: Biographical Profile’, in Clark, Robert (ed.) The Literary Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5219

Fimi, D. (2008) ‘Peter and Wendy’, in Clark, Robert (ed.) The Literary Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2836

Fimi, D. (2008) ‘The Little White Bird’, in Clark, Robert (ed.) The Literary Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=329

Fimi, D. (2008) ‘Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens’, in Clark, Robert (ed.) The Literary Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2832

Fimi, D. (2008) ‘Unfinished Tales’, in Clark, Robert (ed.) The Literary Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5219

Fimi, D. (2006) ‘Victorian Fairyology’, in Drout, M. (ed.), The J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. New York: Routledge, pp. 186-7.

Fimi, D. (2006) ‘Greece: Reception of Tolkien, in Drout, M. (ed.), The J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. New York: Routledge, pp. 257-8.