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The Force of Star Wars

Examine the epic and its lasting impact on pop culture....

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Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earth

How did the World Wars influence Tolkien’s legendarium? Find out....

Introduction to Anglo Saxon
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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon

Start your journey to the roots of English....

The Princess Bride
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The Princess Bride

Mythgard Academy’s latest free course explores a fan favorite....

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Tolkien’s Poetry

Read the poems that shaped the author’s career....

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Literary Copernicus

Learn to see through H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic vision....

Book of Lost Tales, Part II
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Tolkien: Lost Tales, Part II

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

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  • “Jonathan Strange” still a stranger to most people Mythgard Academy – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    by Katherine Sas The next book in the Mythgard Academy series – as chosen by donors to the Mythgard Institute – is Susanna Clarke’s acclaimed Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Though published over a decade ago in 2004, Time magazine’s #1 Book of the Year, winner of the Hugo and Mythopoeic Awards (among others), and Man Booker […]

    Posted on September 3, 2015 Comments Off on “Jonathan Strange” still a stranger to most people
  • September 2015 Mythgard Events and Activities

    It’s a new month, and there are lots of ways to stay involved with Mythgard. Here are a few of them!   Fall Classes Fall classes began last week, but it’s not too late to sign up. Registrations for The Force of Star Wars, Introduction to Anglo-Saxon and Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earth are open through September 6. […]

    Posted on September 1, 2015 Comments Off on September 2015 Mythgard Events and Activities
  • Book Review: Ernest Cline’s “Armada”

    by Dominic J. Nardi, Jr. Armada, Ernest Cline. Crown Publishers, 2015. In 2011, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One became a bestseller by capturing the gestalt of geek culture. For a generation that grew up during the 1980s and is rapidly approaching middle age (myself included), the book felt like a tribute to our collective nostalgia. […]

    Posted on August 30, 2015 Comments Off on Book Review: Ernest Cline’s “Armada”