Feb

03

Silmarillion Seminar 30

Silmarillion Seminar 30 is posted! Find out what Mr. T and Voldemort have to do with the War of Wrath in this episode entitled “I Pity the Fool!” Find all the episodes of the Silmarillion Seminar here, or subscribe to the Tolkien Professor’s feed through iTunes.

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Nov

22

Faerie and Fantasy 39

The next to last installment of the Faerie and Fantasy course is available! Professor Olsen and his class continue with Garth Nix’s “Sabriel”. Listen here or on iTunes.

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Nov

21

Eat Like a Hobbit, Support a Great Project

A friend of The Tolkien Professor for years and collaborator on Dr. Olsen’s Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon, Heath Dill is crowdfunding the development of a Tolkien-themed cookbook!  Get in on the action at Kickstarter to support this project. Several of the contribution tiers feature Tolkien Professor and Mythgard-themed bonuses, so choose the one that’s right for you.  Bon appétit!

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Nov

19

Faerie and Fantasy 38

Hard on the heels of FF 37 comes episode 38! Prof. Olsen and class tackle chapters 17-23 of the Young Adult Fantasy “Sabriel” by Garth Nix. Listen to this episode (or the entire series) here or on iTunes.

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Nov

17

Faerie and Fantasy 37

The new episode of the Faerie and Fantasy course is out! This installment covers chapters 12-17 of Garth Nix’s YA fantasy novel, “Sabriel.” Listen here or on iTunes.

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Oct

07

Faerie and Fantasy 36

A nip of fall in the air? Cozy up with the Tolkien Professor and his class as they make their way through Garth Nix’s “Sabriel”. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.

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Sep

09

Last Call: Signed Copies of Exploring The Hobbit

If you are hoping to get a personalized and signed copy of Dr. Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbitmake sure you submit your order by sending an email with your name and personalized note request to [email protected] – no later than Tuesday, September 11th at 12:00 pm (UTC-5).

When preparing payment, be sure to include the the shipping cost, calculated based on your address for international orders or $6.95 for the first book + $1.00 for each additional copy domestically.

Dr. Olsen will be readying his signing hand for next week and you should expect your very own copy of his book in your mailbox soon after!

 

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Aug

22

Faerie and Fantasy 33

Faerie and Fantasy 33 is now available! Professor Olsen’s class discusses Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”, Chapters 9-11. Listen here or on iTunes.

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Jul

31

Silmarillion Seminars 23 and 24 are released!

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 Boogie” You can listen to them here or subscribe to The Tolkien Professor feed on iTunes.

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Jul

28

Dr. Olsen’s Dust Jacket Revealed

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.

Exploring The Hobbit Dust Jacket

To learn even more about Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, visit Mythgard’s Exclusives section where there is a whole page dedicated to this exciting book.

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