Dimitra Fimi

Web Interviews

"Interview with Dr. Dimitra Fimi on lecturing online Tolkien courses", Tolkien Library, 5th September 2012

"Exclusive: Q&A Interview with Dr. Dimitra Fimi", Middle-earth News, 15th April 2011

"Interview with Dimitra Fimi - Online Fantasy Courses", Festival in the Shire Journal, Issue 7(2010)

"Tolkien: British at heart? An interview with Dimitra Fimi", Festival in the Shire Journal, Issue 3 (2010)

TV, Radio and Newspaper Interviews

Deutschlandfunk: Der Zauber magischer Welten
Thursday 10th October 2012: Radio interview on Deutschlandfunk on Tolkien and fantasy literature on the occasion of the Politics of Contemporary Fantasy conference at the University of Wurzburg, Germany (5-7 October 2012), where I gave a keynote lecture (see Presentations).

BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Tuesday 20 December 2011: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on Christmas in folklore and literature: Mari Lwyd, Hunting the Wren, Siôn Corn, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (including its origin: 'The Story of the Goblins who stole a Sexton'), Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "In Memoriam".

BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Monday 14th March 2011: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on Fantasy Literature (its origins, cultural context and its place in the literary canon) on the occasion of Royal Mail's new series of stamps on Magical Realms.

The Western Mail
Thursday 3 March 2011: Brief article for The Western Mail on the occasion of World Book Day: 'Join the Great Chain of Reading and be Inspired'.

BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Friday 12th November 2010: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on the 7th Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), including actor Steffan Rhodri who played Reg Cattermole in the film.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Friday 29th September 2010: Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: Chatsworth House auction; Great War over for Germany; Pre-Raphaelites: Review of Ashmolean exhibition.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Saturday 19th June 2010: Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: John Lennon's manuscript auctioned; Morte d'Arthur performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park opened.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Friday 4th June 2010: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Morning Wales about my new Tolkien and Fantasy Online Courses at UWIC.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Sunday 1 November 2009: Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: Restoration of Victoria & Albert museum medieval Trojan War tapestry; exhibition of the Staffordshire Hoard.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Thursday 29 October 2009: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Evening Wales about Festival in the Shire and Tolkien's Welsh connections and inspiration.

History Channel: Clash of the Gods

BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Tuesday 17 February 2009: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Evening Wales on the importance of the classics in English Literature education.

BBC Radio Wales: Roy Noble Show
Friday 28 November 2008: Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales by Roy Noble on my book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits.

The Western Mail
Monday 24 November 2008: Article in The Western Mail, based on interview on my book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits.

BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour
Monday 2 July 2007: Radio-interview on BBC Radio 4, for the programme Woman's Hour, on Food in Literature.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Friday 20 July 2007: Radio-interview on BBC Radio Wales, for the programme Good Evening Wales, on the release of the last book of the Harry Potter series.

The Western Mail
Wednesday 8 December 2004: One-page article in The Western Mail, based on interview on my course on J.R.R. Tolkien at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning.

BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Wednesday 8 December 2004: Radio-interview by BBC Radio Wales, for the programme Good Evening Wales, on J.R.R. Tolkien's 'invented languages' and their relationship to the Welsh language.

The Western Mail, and The News of the World
Monday 13 January 2003: Interview on Tolkien's 'invented languages' and their relationship to the Welsh language, parts of which were quoted in a relevant article in The Western Mail, and in the Welsh Edition of The News of the World.