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Tolkien expert at University of Oklahoma reflects on films, books

University of Oklahoma professor Janet Croft began reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s books when she was 7 and has done extensive research on the author and his work.

BY MATT PATTERSON Modified: December 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm •  Published: December 25, 2012

NORMAN — Janet Croft was 7 the first time she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, and she’s had a hard time putting them down since.

Croft, 51, is head of access services at the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library. She is also an associate professor who has researched Tolkien and his work extensively over the past decade.

When Croft was...
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