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Conventions and Abbreviations

Conventions and Abbreviations In Memoriam Anne Petty (b. 21 May 1945, d. 21 July 2013) was a writer, publisher, longtime Tolkien scholar, and vital presence at many fantasy-related conferences. In advance of the Tolkien boom of the mid-80s and 90s of the last century, Anne was among the early promoters of the value of Tolkien’s work. She took a PhD in English Literature from Florida State University, where she read extensively in folklore and mythology and their attendant critical studies. Her first book on Tolkien, One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien’s Mythology, was published in 1979 by University of Alabama Press. In 2005 she was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Inklings studies for her 2003 book Tolkien in the Land of Heroes. A tireless supporter of offbeat and experimental work in both prose and poetry, Anne was also an author in her own right, with fantasy nov- els The Cornerstone, Shaman’s Blood, and Thin Line Between. In 2006 she founded Kitsune Books, a small press devoted to publishing eclectic books “slightly off the beaten path.” In 2012 two Kitsune books were selected as winners for the 2012 President’s Medal of The Florida Pub- lisher’s Association: The Mythological Dimensions of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

Conventions and Abbreviations

Tolkien Studies , Volume 11 – Nov 27, 2014

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Abstract

In Memoriam Anne Petty (b. 21 May 1945, d. 21 July 2013) was a writer, publisher, longtime Tolkien scholar, and vital presence at many fantasy-related conferences. In advance of the Tolkien boom of the mid-80s and 90s of the last century, Anne was among the early promoters of the value of Tolkien’s work. She took a PhD in English Literature from Florida State University, where she read extensively in folklore and mythology and their attendant critical studies. Her first book on Tolkien, One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien’s Mythology, was published in 1979 by University of Alabama Press. In 2005 she was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Inklings studies for her 2003 book Tolkien in the Land of Heroes. A tireless supporter of offbeat and experimental work in both prose and poetry, Anne was also an author in her own right, with fantasy nov- els The Cornerstone, Shaman’s Blood, and Thin Line Between. In 2006 she founded Kitsune Books, a small press devoted to publishing eclectic books “slightly off the beaten path.” In 2012 two Kitsune books were selected as winners for the 2012 President’s Medal of The Florida Pub- lisher’s Association: The Mythological Dimensions of

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