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Oct

15

Silmarillion Seminar 28

In this latest installment of the Silmarillion Seminar, find out why “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”. Episode 28 is now available here, or on iTunes.

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Oct

07

Faerie and Fantasy 36

A nip of fall in the air? Cozy up with the Tolkien Professor and his class as they make their way through Garth Nix’s “Sabriel”. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.

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Oct

04

Silmarillion Seminar 26 & 27!

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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Sep

24

Faerie and Fantasy 35

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!

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Sep

15

Faerie and Fantasy 34

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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Sep

09

Last Call: Signed Copies of Exploring The Hobbit

If you are hoping to get a personalized and signed copy of Dr. Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, make sure you submit your order by sending an email with your name and personalized note request to author_events@washcoll.edu - no later than Tuesday, September 11th at 12:00 pm (UTC-5). When preparing payment, be sure to include the the shipping cost, calculated based […]

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Aug

22

Faerie and Fantasy 33

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.

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Aug

20

Silmarillion Seminar 25

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!

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Jul

31

Silmarillion Seminars 23 and 24 are released!

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 […]

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Jul

28

Dr. Olsen’s Dust Jacket Revealed

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 […]

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