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Jul

27

Fellowship Short Course Now Available

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 […]

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Jul

25

Faerie and Fantasy 32

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.

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Jul

14

New Course on The Hobbit!

This Fall, The Tolkien Professor will be offering The Story of The Hobbit at Mythgard Institute! This course will examine the life of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  We will examine several important precursors of the book, works that helped establish the genre in which Tolkien was writing, or which influenced Tolkien’s own thinking.  We will then […]

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Jul

09

Faerie and Fantasy 31

The Faerie and Fantasy course continues with Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”. You can listen to it on the Faerie and Fantasy main page (here) or subscribe to the Tolkien Professor’s iTunes feed for this and many other Tolkien podcasts.

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Jul

05

Faerie and Fantasy 30

Listen to the final episode on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (or is it?). You can listen to it here, or subscribe to the Tolkien Professor feed through iTunes.

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Jul

04

First Review of Dr. Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit pronounces book illuminating, author enthusiastic

Good news for those of us waiting ever so patiently until the September release of “The Tolkien Professor” Dr. Corey Olsen’s new book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit! Word from Professor Olsen himself is that blurbs from his fellow Tolkien scholars are coming in now and that the first review, courtesy of Publishers Weekly, is out.  Publishersweekly.com notes […]

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Jun

17

Dr. Olsen Discusses Mythgard Academy LotR Course

Missed the open house session on Mythgard Academy’s first Tolkien course “Lord of the Rings I: The Road Goes Ever On”?  Never fear!  Dr. Olsen recorded the entire session so you can learn more about this great opportunities for high school students and adults alike: Learn even more about Mythgard Academy and sign up here.

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Jun

17

Faerie and Fantasy 29

Faerie and Fantasy 29 is available for immediate download here or check it out on iTunes. The heated discussion of the C.S. Lewis classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” continues with chapters 7-11.

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Jun

13

Faerie and Fantasy 28

Professor Olsen and his class tackle chapters 1-6 of C.S. Lewis’s classic fantasy, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.Find it here or on iTunes.

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Jun

09

Simarillion Seminar 22

The third week of discussion of Chapter 19 of The Silmarilion “Of Beren and Luthien” is now available. Be sure to listen to the very end to hear Dave Kale’s special announcement! You can find the file here and on iTunes.

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