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Lord of the Rings: debunking the backlash against non-white actors in Amazon's new adaption

By Dimitra Fimi, Senior Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature, Co-Director, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
Mariana Rios Maldonado, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s much-loved fantasy The Lord of the Rings is a work of epic scale, portraying races of imaginary beings in the medievalesque setting of Middle-earth, culminating in a battle of good against evil. Peter Jackson’s film adaptations in the early 2000s established the iconography and aesthetics…The Conversation


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