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CFP – Critical Insights: The Hunger Games

Critical Insights: The Hunger Games is a volume in a Grey House literature reference series.  The target audience is undergraduate and advanced high school students seeking deeper insight into the primary work(s) and literary study in general.  The essays will be divided into two sections:  Critical Contexts, consisting of essays relevant to the cultural and […]

Michael Drout Guest Lecture

You are invited!

Tolkien: Lost Tales, Part II

Book of Lost Tales, Part II

Explore Tolkien’s Book of Lost Tales, Part II with The Tolkien Professor!

Riddles in the Dark: The Beginning of the End

Audio episode Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert conduct a lightning round of Year 3 riddles and conundra. The fall out–the ones that they couldn’t agree on–will be debated and discussed in the next episode.

3 New SF/Fantasy CFPs

Here are new Calls for Papers of potential interest to Mythgardians. 1. Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction (for more information: 2. The Once and Future Antiquity: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy (for more information: 3. Alchemy in Harry Potter (for more information:

Dr. Sturgis offers free weekend lecture series

This Spring, Mythgard’s own Dr. Amy H. Sturgis is offering a two-weekend lecture series (March 28-29 and April 11-12) free of charge to undergraduates and graduate students from any institution. Hotel accommodation in Asheville, NC and catering is included. Explore the dystopian tradition a stone’s throw away from the filming sites of The Hunger Games! Learn more at

Riddles in the Dark the Epilog

Join Corey, Dave, and Trish as they run through the full list of riddles and conundra from Year 3. Any controversial items will be tabled for a follow-on episode.

January 2015 Signum Eagle: Spring Classes

Signum Eagle

The January 2015 issue of the Signum Eagle – Signum University’s student and faculty newsletter – is now available. This month features articles on the new Spring classes here at the Mythgard Institute (which are still open for registration through January 23!), as well as a recap of the recent Mythmoot III conference. Andrew Higgins returns with another installment […]

3 new Tolkien/Fantasy CFPs

1. Silver Leaves journal issue 6 will focus on the theme of “Music in Middle Earth”.  Silver Leaves welcomes artwork submissions, and all academic, journalistic, reflective, and creative submissions pertaining to music in Middle-earth and fantasy music in general. There is also limited room for creative and non-fiction submissions relating to Tolkien’s works, or to […]

Beowulf Through Tolkien

Beowulf Through Tolkien

Explore Tolkien’s lifelong fascination with the tale of Beowulf