After graduating with a Master's in English and American literary studies, Maria is now working on her Ph.D in literary studies. In her free-time, she can be found working as a freelance writer for Middle-earth News and Travelling Geek Show as well as her own blog. Her writing varies from academic papers on Gender Studies, Post-colonial Studies, and Disability Studies to reviews, articles and interviews in the entertainment sector.
"Oh no, we can't leave already", I cry to myself panic stricken. People hustle and bustle around me. Trying to leave, but also determined not to waste that tasty cheese scone and cider in front of me, I stuff my mouth with both, mumbling "Mmmmmh coming" to my friends Marisa and Sarah.
Ever since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, when readers were first introduced to Middle-earth, Tolkien's creative vision stimulated the imaginations of many artists in the years to come. From music inspired by Tolkien's poems to several movie and TV adaptations, Tolkien inspired artists expressed themselves in many ways.