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They’ve Arrived! Spring 2014 Course Packs in the Shop

If you missed out on your chance to attend Mythgard Institute this Spring, you’ll be happy to know that the course pack recordings are now available for your listening enjoyment.  From Dr. Corey Olsen comes “Chaucer: Visions of Love“, a playful romp through the work of Geoffrey Chaucer – in Middle English.  Dr. Amy H. […]

CFP: Mythcon 45 – deadline April 15th!

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS APRIL 15th for Mythcon 45 (the 45th Mythopoeic Society Conference) to be held August 8-11, 2014 at Wheaton College, Norton, MA. The last two years we’ve had a successful slate of Mythgard presenters (many delivering papers they wrote for Mythgard courses), so let’s keep the Mythwave going! The theme — “Where […]

Riddles in the Dark 3.05: Smaug’s Attack

Audio Episode   What will the Master be doing during Smaug’s attack? A. Escaping Laketown (book answer) B. Cowering somewhere in town C. Shouting orders while obviously staying clear of danger D. Moving around in the middle of the action E. None of the above Corey: B Trish: B Dave:  B Listener Poll: A -63% B- […]

CFP: The Lord of the Rings Fan Phenomena

Intellect’s Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of The Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness. The Lord […]

RITD Supererogatory 1: Concerning RITD 3.01

Audio episode Welcome to the very first episode of the Riddles in the Dark Supererogatory. Super-what you say? Well, the word supererogatory has a long and illustrious history, but that’s not important now. What is important is that we go above and beyond the call of duty in bringing you these episodes, where The Tolkien […]

New CFPs – Tolkien, Whedon & Medievalism

Three new opportunities to disseminate your scholarship! I.) The Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR)  Call for articles for the inaugural “issue” of The Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR), a peer-reviewed open access electronic journal to be published by ValpoScholar, the publishing and institutional repository of Valparaiso University (supported by Bepress).  The Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR) has the goal of […]

Ender’s Game

Ender's Game

The latest, free Mythgard Academy course is here.

Riddles in the Dark 3.04: Meanwhile, Back in Laketown

Audio Episode How will Bard escape prison? A. He escapes on his own B. The Dwarves get him out (perhaps with help from Tauriel) C. Bard’s son gets him out D. A combination of B and C E. None of the above Corey: B Trish: D Dave:  B Listener Poll: D A -0% B- 0% […]

Taking Harry Seriously

Taking Harry Seriously

Head to Hogwarts this Summer.

Chaucer II

Chaucer II: The Canterbury Tales

The gang’s all here: study The Canterbury Tales.