News, Announcements, and Events

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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 […]

Mythgard Academy on iTunes U

Mythgard Academy on iTunes U

Find free Mythgard Academy literature classes on iTunes U.

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? […]

Signum University Annual Fundraiser

Help keep the virtual lights on at Signum University & Mythgard Institute

Almost an Inkling Creative Writing Contest

Almost an Inkling Writing Contest

Submit your short-form story each week based on the prompt.

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 […]

Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium

Peasants Breaking Bread from Livre du roi Modus et de la reine Ratio, 14th century

Enjoy a day of discussion and fellowship on Oct. 3