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February 2016: Upcoming Calls For Papers (Updated)

Are you looking for a place to publish the hard work you’ve completed at Signum University? Perhaps you’ve had an idea and want to work through it as an independent scholar. Check out these calls for papers relevant to Mythgardians the world over. Some of these due dates are coming up fast – don’t delay! […]

Book Review: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

As we gear up for the start of our Spring 2016 semester next week, we wanted to share this review sent to us by Signum University M.A. student David Maddock, which dovetails nicely with our Inklings and Science Fiction class.   The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings, by Philip Zaleski & Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus […]

Father Christmas Letters Mythgard Academy discussion now available

Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas

Earlier this year, during the Halloween Extravaganza held as part of Signum University’s Annual Fundraising Campaign, Dr. Corey Olsen presented a live special single-session Mythgard Academy discussion on J. R. R. Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas. That discussion is now available for those who were not able to attend live and those who want to […]

The Shaping of Middle-earth & Dracula chosen for Mythgard Academy

Mythgard Academy: The Shaping of Middle-earth and Dracula

The Council of the Wise has spoken the titles on which the next series of Mythgard Academy discussions will focus. And the titles they spake were: The Shaping of Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien Dracula by Bram Stoker In announcing the new titles as part of the final session of the recent Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell discussions, Dr. Corey Olsen expressed […]

Tolkien Criticism Unbound: A response to Norbert Schürer

Here at Mythgard, we like to think that we are helping to train and educate the next generation of great scholars in speculative literature. Many of our students and supporters are particularly interested in Tolkien Studies – so it’s not a surprise that they had something to say about one recent assessment of the field…   By […]

Updated: Follow the Trail of Trailers to The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For those who haven’t been caught up in the slow drip of trailer releases for The Force Awakens, here’s a handy little guide for you to follow.   Teaser 1: Nov. 28, 2014 Believe it or not, it’s been almost a year since the first trailer came out. Released in part due to an outcry […]

October 2015: Upcoming Calls for Papers

Looking to share your ideas? Want to be published? Check out these calls for papers that are right up the alley of just about every Mythgardian. If you are interested, submit a proposal by the deadlines. (Additional details about each CFP is available by selecting each individual heading.)   Volume on The Hobbit by Grey House Publishing […]

Talking Adaptation with Jim Butcher

Talking Adaptation with Jim Butcher: Oct. 13 @ 8pm ET

When: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 8pm ET (register) In today’s film and television world, it seems there is nothing new under the sun. Adaptation is king, parading familiar faces and stories on both the big and small screen. Of course, not all adaptations are created equal. What makes a solid adaptation? What separates the wheat from […]

Event: Where on Middle-earth is Wigend?

Where on Middle-earth is Wigend?

Watch Wigend (a.k.a. Dr. Olsen) travel around Middle-earth @ 9:30pm ET on Oct. 6 Register to ask questions via NetMoot (optional) As part of the Signum University annual fundraiser, we are holding a special LOTRO event on Tuesday, October 6, at 9:30 pm Eastern time on the LOTRO Twitch channel. Where on Middle-earth Is Wigend? […]

Many Meetings: Seikaiha

presented by Kelly Orazi Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m Seikaiha. Sorry for not giving you my real name here. Seikaiha is my online nickname. Using a real name online makes me uncomfortable. If you happen to be taking An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon class this semester, you can find me, only one […]

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