Melanie A. Rawls

Rawls earned her master’s degree in English from Florida State University and taught composition at Florida A&M University, both in Tallahassee. She is a published poet, essayist, and short story author. Mythlore has published several of her essays, including The Rings of Power” (1984), The Verse of J.R.R. Tolkien (1993), Witches, Wives and Dragons: The Evolution of the Women in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea — An Overview” (2008), Arwen, Shadow Bride” (1985), and Herland and Out of the Silent Planet: A Comparison of a Feminist Utopia and a Male-charactered Fantasy” (1986). Her influential Mythlore essay The Feminine Principle in Tolkien” (1984) was reprinted in Perlious and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien (2015).


Special issue editor, Mythlore, Volume 39, № 2: Ursula K. Le Guin


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