11.11.2013 - Let modern fantasy serve as a time machine, transporting you back to the era of authentic Celtic mythology this Spring at Mythgard Institute. Visiting professor, Dr. Dimitra Fimi, invites students to approach the literature and identity of medieval Ireland and Wales through her new, 12 week course….
11.04.2013 - Abandoned ruins, secret histories, mad scientists, elusive ghosts, charming vampires, and little green men: their stories all share a common foundation. Trace the development of the fascinating and subversive Gothic imagination….
11.03.2013 - Mythgard Institute kicks off its two part survey of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer this Spring semester with “Chaucer: Visions of Love.” Join Dr. Corey Olsen as he leads both M.A. students and auditors through the earliest works in their original Middle English….
10.22.2013 - On this Thursday, October 24 at 9:30 PM EDT, the Mythgard Institute is beginning an eight-week study of Tolkien’s Return of the King, taught by Corey Olsen, president of Mythgard and host of the Tolkien Professor podcast….
07.24.2013 - Students interested in the development of language, especially those created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his worlds, won’t want to miss out on “Philology Through Tolkien,” a new, 12 week course at Mythgard Institute….
07.19.2013 - Tolkien once said that his immediate response to reading any medieval story was to want to write one like it. In her new, 12 week course, “Tolkien and Tradition”, Dr. Verlyn Flieger will take students on an exploration of….
07.15.2013 - Discover the origins of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved and enduring character, Sherlock Holmes – and the genre of literature he embodies – in Mythgard Institute’s new course, “Sherlock, Science and Ratiocination.”
The Baker Street Babes
07.15.2013 - Want to take a class called “Sherlock, Science, and Ratiocination” (via the Mythgard Institute at Signum University)? Of course you do, and now you can! Dr. Amy Sturgis is offering an online course….
06.15.2013 - “Mythmoot” is an annual celebration and conference of the Mythgard Institute and Signum University. The first Mythmoot, “A Long-Anticipated Journey,” was held on December 15-16, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland….
Middle-earth Network News
04.07.2013 - Middle-earth legends dominated his creative life, from their birth in the early Silmarillion tales through their absorption of Bilbo Baggins’s diary and their culmination in the tale of the Great Ring…
03.25.2013 - This Summer at Mythgard Institute, Dr. Corey Olsen will be joined by renowned Tolkien scholar, Dr. Tom Shippey for an eclectic new course that’s sure to excite any fan who wants to know more about the author….
03.25.2013 - From omniscient overlords to murderous machines to sanguinary spectacles, dystopias have been used to take us on a wild ride through some of our worst societal fears. In her new course, “The Dystopian Tradition,”….
03.25.2013 - This Summer: visit Middle-earth, delve into dystopia and learn the Latin language at Signum. Fans of both language and literature will find much to pique their interest with three exciting courses on offer for the upcoming term….
02.13.2013 - For the past four years, Olsen has published specifically online lectures about Tolkien’s work, as well as recordings of his Washington College seminars on Tolkien’s fiction and academic work….