Tag Archives: The Tolkien Professor

Miscellaneous Links for September 2015

Today’s post is brought to you by Pope Francis, who currently has stopped traffic and generally all other signs of life here in Philadelphia. I’m taking advantage of the three day weekend to get caught up on some reading and … Continue reading

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Free online class on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell starting 9/16!

Tonight, the Mythgard Institute‘s free online series — Mythgard Academy — will begin its discussion of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell led by Dr. Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor). I personally invite and encourage you all to attend these … 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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A Series of Uncorrelated Events: Watership Down and how it relates to adaptation theory

Author’s note: Thanks to Curtis Weyant for suggesting the title via Twitter, and thanks to Facebook friends Dominic Nardi and George Naylor for chatting about Watership Down with me and inspiring this post. For anyone who has not read or … 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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