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Special Literary Announcement

Listen in as I announce my new book, Exploring The Hobbit, on Middle-earth Network Radio! Radio Show – .mp3 or .m4a

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Tolkien Professor in the News

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 […]

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Faerie and Fantasy Series Coming Soon

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!

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Silmarillion Seminar Starts 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?

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The Minstrel, The Painter, and The Scholar

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 […]

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