Poll: Are you with Sam “Elves, sir! I would dearly love to see them” Gamgee—there can never be too many stories about Elves? Or are you with Tolkien’s fellow Inkling, the long-suffering Hugo Dyson, said once to have exclaimed when presented with yet another Elf-story: “Oh, [redacted], not another Elf”? Tolkien spent his life writing about Elves—but do we even know what Elves are? In this episode, Professor Rachel Fulton Brown introduces the Elvish Question in English literature, taking us back to the Middle Ages to suggest why Tolkien was so fascinated with them—and why he found it so hard to stop writing about them. Special focus on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, for those who want to hear more about Ents.