Lord of The Rings II: The Two Towers

Lord of The Rings II ArtJoin Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, on a four-week, eight-class journey through The Two Towers.  In our discussions, we work our way through the book a few chapters at a time, paying special attention to the mythic elements in Tolkien’s story.  The class is open to everyone, and recordings will be posted afterwards.

This non-credit class is a pilot course for the new Mythgard Academy courses, free courses organized and hosted by the Mythgard Institute.  If this kind of class seems like a good idea, and if you would like to have a vote in deciding what other books we read and discuss together, you might want to learn more about Mythgard’s Indiegogo campaign, recently funded at double the goal level!  For more details, see http://igg.me/p/306784/x/2033961.

 

Class Schedule

Week One:
The Mending of the Fellowship (Book III, Chapters 1-3)
Live:  Monday, August 26, 9:30 PM EDT
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The Making of Myth (Book III, Chapters 4-5)
Live:  Thursday, August 29, 4:30 PM EDT
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Week Two:
Add the Podcast FeedThe Dead Wood Burning (Book III, Chapters 6-8)
Live:  Monday, September 2, 9:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
Audio Recording

The Wisdom of Isengard (Book III, Chapters 9-11)
Live:  Thursday, September 5, 4:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
Audio Recording

Week Three:
The Choices of Mr. Frodo (Book IV, Chapters 1-3)
Live:  Monday, September 9, 9:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
Audio Recording

Light and High Beauty (Book IV, Chapters 4-6)
Live:  Thursday, September 13, 9:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
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Week Four:
Over the Threshold (Book IV, Chapters 7-8)
Live:  Monday, September 16, 9:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
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Doom and Great Deeds (Book IV, Chapters 9-10)
Live:  Thursday, September 19, 4:30 PM EDT
Video Recording
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Two Towers Follow-up Q&A (Session 1)
Live: Monday, September 23, 9:30 PM EDT
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Two Towers Follow-up Q&A (Session 2)
Live: Thursday, September 26, 4:30 PM EDT
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Audio Recording