Announcing the Mythgard Institute

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 at a residential college or major university or choose to take online classes. The former traditionally presents challenges of increasing cost and geography while the latter is lacking the dialectical interactions that enrich the residential college experience.

But now, there is a third choice, which brings together the best of both systems:  The Mythgard Institute.

The Day Has Come!

Visit www.mythgard.org today!

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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 a pity to consign his thoughts to a scholarly journal, to be read by a few hundred fellow academics who already knew more than enough about the author of “The Lord of the Rings.”

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