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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!

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 […]

Season 1 of the SilmFilm Project

Season 1 of the Silmarillion Film Project kicks off on Friday August 14th and runs through Friday March 25, 2016. All episodes are scheduled from 10 am to noon Eastern time. There is one registration link to rule them all, so sign up once for the entire season. You will receive email reminders of upcoming episodes, […]

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 […]

The Force of Star Wars

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Examine the epic and its lasting impact on pop culture.

Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earth

Tolkien's Wars and Middle-earth

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

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon

Introduction to Anglo Saxon

Start your journey to the roots of English.

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 […]