News, Announcements, and Events

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Elementary Latin II

Continue your study of this classical language!

The Inklings and Science Fiction

Learn how the science fiction of Lewis & Tolkien interacted writers like Arthur C. Clarke, John Christopher, Brian Aldiss & more.

Mythologies of Love and Sex

Explore the great mythologies of love!

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 […]

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 […]

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