Carl Phelpstead is a Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University in Wales. His research and teaching focus on Old Norse-Icelandic literature, Old and Middle English literature, and modern medievalism.
 Bibliography, selected
- 2006: J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- "Brut by Layamon", "Christ: Advent Lyrics", "Homecoming of Beorhtnoth", "Northern Courage", "On Translating Beowulf", "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo edited by Christopher Tolkien"
- 2008: Tolkien Studies: Volume 5
- "'With chunks of poetry in between': The Lord of the Rings and Saga Poetics"
- 2013: The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza (posted on 30 January 2013)