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
Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature, University of Glasgow
Senior Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan
Associate Lecturer, Cardiff University
Associate Lecturer, Open University
Fimi, D. (2008) Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [paperback edition, 2010]
Fimi, D. (2017) Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children's Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
II. Critical Edition
Tolkien, J.R.R. (2016) A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins. London: HarperCollins.
III. Journal Articles
Fimi, D. (2018) 'Language as Communication vs. Language as Art: J.R.R. Tolkien and early 20th-century radical linguistic experimentation', Journal of Tolkien Research, 5 (1) , Article 2. Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol5/iss1/2
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. (2016) 'The past as an imaginary world: the case of medievalism', in Wolf, M. J.P. (ed.) Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: A Subcreation Studies Anthology. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 46-68.
Fimi, D. (2015) 'Teaching race and cultures in Tolkien's works', in Donovan, L. A.(ed.) Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works.Series: Approaches to teaching world literature (136). The Modern Language Association of America: New York, pp. 144-9.
Fimi, D. (2013) ‘Later Fantasy Fiction’, in Lee, S. (ed.) A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 335-49.
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, pp. 43-56.
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.