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Interview: Nelson Goering on Anglo-Saxon

With classes at Mythgard Institute starting in less than a week, I reached out to the lecturers for our fall courses – Amy H. Sturgis, John Garth and Nelson Goering – with some questions about what we can expect to find in their classes. In this interview, Prof. Goering provides some additional thoughts about his class Introduction to […]

Interview: John Garth on Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earth

With classes at Mythgard Institute starting in less than two weeks, I reached out to the lecturers for our fall courses – Amy H. Sturgis, John Garth and Nelson Goering – with some questions about what we can expect to find in their classes. In this interview, Prof. Garth provides some additional thoughts about his class Tolkien’s Wars and […]

Interview: Amy H. Sturgis on The Force of Star Wars

With classes at Mythgard Institute starting in less than two weeks, I reached out to the lecturers for our fall courses – Amy H. Sturgis, John Garth and Nelson Goering – with some questions about what we can expect to find in their classes. First up is Dr. Sturgis on The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic.   Q1. […]

Tolkien Chat: Makin’ Movies in Middle-earth

Adaptation has been a topic that has intrigued many Mythgardians, including Signum University President Corey Olsen (also known as The Tolkien Professor). From music and art to film to The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) video game, the inspiration that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien have offered continues to be of interest to Corey […]

Fall 2015 Courses Open for Registration

Our Fall catalog of courses is now available, and all courses are open for registration. In case you haven’t heard already, there will be three never-before-offered classes starting in August: The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic – Dr. Amy H. Sturgis takes us on flyby of a galaxy far, far away and some time […]

CFPs: Kalamazoo and Star Trek, too

Here are some recent calls for papers (CFPs) that may be of interest to you: Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction & Fantasy – The editors of a new book on fictional urban environments are looking for chapter proposals. Abstracts of 500-800 words are due by July 15, 2015. Science Fiction Film and Television – This […]

Dr. Amy H. Sturgis wins Southern CA Journalism Award

We’re proud to share that Mythgard Institute’s own Dr. Amy H. Sturgis recently won first place in the “Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column” category at the Southern California Journalism Awards (hosted by the LA Press Club) for her article “Not Your Parents’ Dystopia: Millennial fondness for worlds gone wrong” published in Reason Magazine last year. The article explores the reasons […]

New Guest Lecture Announced: David Brin

We are happy a new guest lecture from science fiction author David Brin. This free lecture is part of the Mythgard Academy Guest Lecture Series, which is made possible by donations from the financial supporters of Mythgard Academy. Brin’s talk is titled “Can Science Fiction Change the World?” – a topic which covers questions about how will we shape the days and years […]

Silmarillion Film Project underway!

Grab your gear and hop on the Swan-ships because we’re heading for First Age Arda! In case you haven’t heard, the long-awaited Silmarillion Film Project is now underway. Come join us for some in-depth (some might say exhaustive) planning of a televisual adaptation of Tolkien’s posthumously published legendaria of Middle-earth. Pre-Production The first two episodes of Season 0 – in […]

CFP – Critical Insights: The Hunger Games

Critical Insights: The Hunger Games is a volume in a Grey House literature reference series.  The target audience is undergraduate and advanced high school students seeking deeper insight into the primary work(s) and literary study in general.  The essays will be divided into two sections:  Critical Contexts, consisting of essays relevant to the cultural and […]