Unfinished Tales

Unfinished TalesJoin Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, for a ten-week study of Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth this winter!  We will work our way through all four parts of the book in ten weekly sessions.  Like all Mythgard Academy classes, this study is free and open to the public.  You can download audio or video recordings of the class sessions here from our website, through our Mythgard podcast feed on iTunes, or through our Unfinished Tales course on iTunes U.  You are also invited to participate in the class live!  The first 100 attendees will be able to take part in the interactive class discussions, which will take place on Tuesday evenings at 9:30 pm (EST), starting on January 7, 2014.

This class is part of the series of open classes made possible by the generosity of all the good people who contributed to our recent and successfully completed Indiegogo campaign.  The subjects of our Mythgard Academy courses are nominated and elected entirely by our generour supporters.  In this round, Unfinished Tales narrowly edged out Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

If you missed our fundraising campaign but would still like to take part in this exhilarating democratic process to decide our future topics for the rest of the year, it isn’t too late!  Check out the terms as laid out in the Indiegogo campaign (linked above), and then make your own contribution to us directly.

We will be using our Mythgard Academy Facebook page as an inter-class discussion board. Please go to the page and “Like” it to stay on top of all the interesting discussion surrounding this class.

NEW: We have a new chat widget at the bottom right of this screen! Use it to chat with other students during class! There is a little icon on the bottom left pane of the chat widget to open the chat in a separate window. This is very useful!

CLASS SCHEDULE

iTunes U: Get StartedWeek One:
Tuor, and an Overview – Part One, Chapter 1
Live: Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Add the Podcast FeedAudio Recording
PPT Slides

Week Two:
The Grievous First Half of the “Narn I Hin Hurin” – Part One, Chapter 2 (up to Brethil)
Live: Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
PPT Slides

Week Three:
The Equally Grievous Second Half of the “Narn I Hin Hurin” – Part One, Chapter 2 (from Brethil on)
Live: Tuesday, January 21 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
PPT Slides

BONUS Q&A Session
Live: Wednesday, January 22 at 4:00 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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Week Four:
Númenor – Part Two, Chapters 1-3
Live: Tuesday, January 28 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
PPT Slides

Week Five:
Galadriel and Celeborn – Part Two, Chapter 4
Live: Tuesday, February 4 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
PPT Slides

Week Six:
Isildur and Eorl – Part Three, Chapters 1-2
Live: Tuesday, February 11 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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 BONUS Q&A Session
Live: Wednesday, February 12 at 4:00 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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Week Seven:
The Quest of Erebor – Part Three, Chapter 3
Live: Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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Week Eight:
The Ring and the Fords – Part Three, Chapters 4-5
Live: Friday, February 25 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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Week Nine:
The Drúedain – Part Four, Chapter 1
Live: Tuesday, March 4 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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Week Ten:
The Istari – Part Four, Chapter 2
Live: Tuesday, March 11 at 9:30 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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The Palantiri (Part Four, Chapter 3) and Q&A Session
Live: Wednesday, March 12 at 4:00 pm (EST)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
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