Maria Alberto is a PhD candidate in literature and cultural studies at the University of Utah. Her research interests include adaptation, popular culture, digital media, and fan studies, and her recent work includes essays in Mythlore, M/C Journal, and Transformative Works and Cultures, as well as forthcoming book chapters on Tolkien’s mythic cities and queer readings of his legendarium. At this very moment, she is probably working on her dissertation or playing D&D. Either way, coffee is involved.
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