Harley J. Sims

Harley J. Sims is a writer and independent scholar living in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto, as well as an M.A. and B.A. from Carleton University.

A lover of languages and their ability to craft worlds, he has published various articles, chapters, and reviews in scholarly and popular publications in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. At home, he is a literary and linguistic contributor to national television and radio programs. A proud husband, father, and weightlifting enthusiast, Harley can be reached on his website at http://www.harleyjsims.webs.com, where many texts and video clips can also be found.



‘Beren and Lúthien’: The surprising origins of a Tolkien legend
16 Jun 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: j.r.r. tolkien, literature
A new book that may be the final work of JRR’s literary afterlife.


Way of the Warrior Kid
5 Jun 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: kids books, motivation, self-help
Boys deserve a better primer than a guide to hero worship


The Silmarillion: tracing the roots of Tolkien’s mythical universe
27 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: jrr tolkien, JRR Tolkien, the silmarillion
Published posthumously, this formidable work provides the backstory to LOTR and its author.


Anne of Green Gables gets a reboot
7 Apr 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: anne of green gables, Netflix, netflix, TV, tv
A revisionist adaptation desecrates this beloved story.


Animal rights, and wrong arguments
16 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, animal welfare, Canada, human exceptionalism, personhood
Animals being trucked to slaughter are not like Jews being led to death camps.


The trouble with Hillbilly Elegy
27 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, white working class
It takes more than one man's memoir to break class bubbles.


A Polish Tolkien? The fantasy world of Andrzej Sapkowski
13 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: fantasy, gaming, literature
‘The Witcher’ stories have become a huge hit with gamers.


Goodbye, Good Reading Guide - and thanks for the ride
21 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Portico Good Reading Guide
An Australian online venture is, sadly, forced to fold its tent.


Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
3 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, Islamist attacks, security
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.


Taking the “mother” out of Mother Earth News
4 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: childlessness, environmentalism, nature
An article on living childfree seems an odd choice for a back to nature magazine.


Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 > 

Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
MercatorNet RSS feed
subscribe to newsletter
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Bioedge
Conniptions (the editorial)
Connecting
Above
Information
contact us
our ideals
our People
our contributors
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
advice for writers
privacy policy
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet

© New Media Foundation 2017 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston