Tag Archives: JRR Tolkien

There and Back Again

Five years, three living situations, and two jobs later I have finally submitted the completed thesis for my graduate degree in English with Signum University, concentrating in Imaginative Literature. I have had the opportunity to study the genres and authors I … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 Mythgard Institute Courses

In case anyone here doesn’t know, I’m pursuing a master’s degree with the Mythgard Institute at Signum University. This is a totally online institute that offers courses in fantasy, science fiction, and medieval literature for students and auditors. Things are … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Five Blogs

This post is part of the Battle of the Five Blogs which connects the thoughts of five Tolkien-obsessed bloggers on the release of the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy,  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Other … Continue reading

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Mythcon, ahoy!

This August I will be attending Mythcon 45, the annual convention of the Mythopoeic Society, a leading international organization for fans and scholars of the Inklings and fantasy studies. The conference will be held at Wheaton College, MA, and will … Continue reading

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Live from the Mythgard Institute!

Tomorrow, September 22nd, geeks around the world will celebrate Tolkien Day (or Hobbit Day, as it’s come to be known) in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ shared birthday. I will be participating in the festivities as part of the … Continue reading

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The First (Annual?) Mythgard Institute Webathon

The Mythgard Institute was founded in 2011 to bring rigorous, dynamic and interactive educational experiences to students around the world through the latest online course tools while also boasting challenging and engaging classes taught by world-class teachers and leading scholars … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

As the summer winds down, I’d like to take this opportunity to go over a few housekeeping items worth mentioning. Travis Prinzi, one of the leading Harry Potter scholars and proprietor of the Hog’s Head, kindly invited me to join the … Continue reading

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