Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval, Wheaton College
Michael Drout is a Professor of English and the Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. His research on medieval literature and fantasy is centered around the problems of tradition and influence. As part of the Lexomics Research Group he has been developing new, computer-assisted methods of analysis.
In addition to teaching, Michael has written and edited several books, including the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, and countless articles and essays dealing with the history and language of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf, and the works and influences of J.R.R. Tolkien.