Mythgard student and soon-to-be contributor to the next issue of Tolkien Studies, Kris Swank has just sent along some great calls for papers that she’s collected in the hopes we’d share them with other Tolkien scholars. Without further ado: Women in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. edited by Janet Brennan Croft (Mythlore@mythsoc.org) and Leslie Donovan (email@example.com) Read more »
You are invited to attend an international, interactive science fiction convention… from the comfort of your own home! It will be action-packed, inexpensive, and most of all, FUN! SofaCON: An Online International Science Fiction Convention Join the crew of the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa (including Mythgard’s own Dr. Amy H. Sturgis), their special guests, and Read more »
The MuggleNet Academia podcast is celebrating its first full year of high-powered Harry Potter analysis and discussion with a special anniversary show, and Mythgard’s own Dr. Amy H. Sturgis is one of the special guests! Check out the episode here: http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/show/6771
Talking Dol(Guldur)itics on Riddles in the Dark! Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Dave Kale and Trish Lambert meander around Sauron’s precincts, considering topics they had agreed not to discuss in this episode (like the Battle of Dol Guldur). They finally make it to Azog and how he and his “little” boy will appear in Jackson’s second Hobbit movie. Read more »
Dear friends, You have may seen this announced already on the Tolkien Professor Facebook Page, but tomorrow morning at our regular time (10am ET) the Riddles in the Dark crew is hosting a special edition of Prof. Olsen’s Tolkien Chat podcast in celebration of my (Dave’s) wedding this coming Saturday. Here’s the Netmoot link. Consider Read more »
We are visiting Laketown on Riddles in the Dark! Bard. James Bard. Well, okay, maybe not. Still, it looks like the bowman will be a Middle-earthian Man of Mystery in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen along with co-hosts Trish Lambert, and Dave Kale review Peter Jackson’s “sneak peak” webcast and consider Read more »
Mythgard’s newest iTunes U course has just been featured on the service’s homepage. Clearly, someone at Apple is as much a Tolkien fan as we are! Go see what all the fuss is about and get your free, iOS-optimized version of our Summer 2012 Mythgard Academy course, The Lord of the Rings I: The Road Read more »
Delve into modern Science Fiction and Middle-earth this Summer.
1. Potterwatch 2013 is Saturday, April 6, and it will be a Mythgard meet-up! Several Mythgardians will be presenting their research (including graduate students Ryan Joy and Ashley Thomas, as well as faculty member Dr. Sturgis), and others will be in attendance (such as Professor O’Brien). We hope you can join us! For more information, Read more »
Get the free course pack from iTunes U.