A brand new chapter in the tolkienprofessor.com‘s history is opening in front of you, dear visitors! With the help of Mythgard Institute, my recently-launched school for the study of Tolkien and related works, I have just completed a complete redesign of the Tolkien Professor website. I think you’ll love it, but let me give you the […]
Newsthe latest from The Tolkien Professor
The Mythgard Institute, in conjunction with the Middle-earth Network, is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast from The Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, and Middle-earth Network Radio Programming Director Dave Kale. The 30-minute Riddles in the Dark podcasts began Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:00 am UTC-5 and will be broadcast live on Middle-earth Network Radio. The archived […]
Announcing the completion of my The Hobbit lecture series, started all the way back in 2006! The latest episode, Number 8, is online now for your listening enjoyment.
Want to study Tolkien for credit towards an MA (or just for fun) with world-class scholars and teachers? Listen to the recording of the live broadcast announcement of the Mythgard Institute, courtesy of Middle-Earth Network Radio: Part I: .mp3 | .m4a Part II: .mp3 | .m4a (and the Mythgard Q&A Call-In Show, 11/27/11: .mp3) For years, students have had two basic options in higher education: take courses […]
All lectures have been given, the students have gone and the entire series of Undergraduate Tolkien Survey recordings has been posted online. Listen in on the complete Washington College Tolkien course from the Spring 2010 semester!
Listen in as I announce my new book, Exploring The Hobbit, on Middle-earth Network Radio! Radio Show - .mp3 or .m4a
In the second week of February, the Washington Post ran a very flattering story about me and my podcast, written by Post reporter Daniel DeVise. You can check out the article, a live text chat, and a FAQ quiz that I did with the Post. CHESTERTOWN, MD. – Corey Olsen had a lot to say about J.R.R. Tolkien. But it seemed […]
Follow along with my newest Washington College course, “Faerie and Fantasy“ class begins in late January of 2011, but the reading schedule is available now!
Read along with the new Silmarillion Seminar, which just began! From this December I will be reading through the entirety of this complex – but rewarding – J.R.R. Tolkien work. Won’t you join us?
In November 2010, John DiBartolo (musician and songwriter with The Lonely Mountain Band), Ted Nasmith (world-famous painter and Tolkien illustrator), and I got together by Skype to talk about our work and our different approaches to interpreting Tolkien’s work. We also answered together a number of questions from listeners and fans. The recording will be […]