We have two new episodes of the Silmarillion Seminar for you! Episode 26 covers Part 3 “Of Turin Turambar”, and episode 27 goes over equally cheery ground with “Of The Ruin of Doriath”. Don’t miss the fun! As always, you can subscribe to the Tolkien Professor feed on iTunes, or listen here.
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This episode begins a new book, the modern young adult fantasy novel “Sabriel” from Garth Nix. What makes modern fantasy different from classic fantasy? Listen and find out! You can find this episode and all the past episodes of the Faerie and Fantasy class here or subscribe to The Tolkien Professor podcasts via iTunes. Godspeed!
Join Professor Olsen’s class as they wrap up Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”, chapters 12-14. You can find this episode and all the past episodes of the Faerie and Fantasy class here or subscribe to The Tolkien Professor podcasts via iTunes. Godspeed!
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Faerie and Fantasy 33 is now available! Professor Olsen’s class discusses Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”, Chapters 9-11. Listen here or on iTunes.
Just when you thought things were getting better, they take a Turin for the worse. We discuss all things Turin Turambar on Episode 25 of the Silmarillion Seminar, available here or on iTunes. Are we doomed to a third episode on Turin? Listen and find out!
It’s a Silmarillion Seminar Double Header! In Seminar 23 we delve into the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Chapter 20 of the Quenta Silmarillion, for “Dragon 1.0″. Seminar 24 covers Chapter 21 “Of Turin Turambar”, and dives into even more gloomy territory. This session is aptly named “Don’t Blame it on Turin, Blame it on the […]
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has just released the full dust jacket design for Dr. Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Get a jump on the September release date and view the full treatment – including blurbs from Tolkien scholars like John D. Rateliff, Michael Drout and Mythgard’s own Veryln Flieger. To learn even more about Exploring […]
Greetings! A quick note here to let you know that The Tolkien Professor’s short course on The Fellowship of The Ring, “The Lord of The Rings I” has wrapped up at Mythgard Academy – and the recordings are available for purchase now as a Course Pack! If you missed the class, you can now get […]
Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be loved by a tree? Listen to Faerie and Fantasy episode 32 to find out! The topic of discussion is mortality and immortality in Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”. Find the entire set of Faerie and Fantasy lectures here, or subscribe via iTunes.