News, Announcements, and Events

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Welcome to the Mythgard Institute’s News page. If you already know what you are looking for, you can use the provided links. If you just want to see what is going on in the Mythgard Institute, scroll down to see all of our recent news!

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 […]

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

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

Tolkien’s Poetry

Tolkien's Poetry

Read the poems that shaped the author’s career.

Literary Copernicus

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

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 […]

Michael Drout Guest Lecture

You are invited!