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Robin Anne Reid, Ph.D.

Robin ReidProfessor in Literature and Languages department.

Her specializations include creative writing, new media, critical theory, and fantastic literatures, especially the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Her stylistics publications include articles on The Lord of the Rings, both the novel and the film. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Extrapolation, Style, and Tolkien Studies.

She is serving as the co-editor of a Special Race, Ethnicity, and Fandom edition of an online peer-reviewed journal of fan studies, Transformative Works and Culture.

She has published poetry, critical books on Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, and edited the first encyclopedia on women in science fiction and fantasy (Greenwood 2008). She has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary activities on and off her campus.

She regularly team-teaches with Dr. Judy Ann Ford, A&M-Commerce, a medieval historian (The Lord of the Rings); they have co-written two successful NEH grants for Summer Institutes for School Teachers (2004, 2009), and have published three collaborative essays. She regularly posts about her work online in an academic blog in Dreamwidth (