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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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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.