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WC Faerie Course, Session 10

Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale, Part 1, in which we look at some of the remarkable differences...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 9

The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle, Part 2, in which we discuss Sir Gawain's big choice....

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WC Faerie Course, Session 8

The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle, Part 1, in which we meet a knight with a funny name...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 7

Sir Launfal, Part 3, in which we see our protagonist's strange trial and unexpected deliverance....

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Silmarillion Seminar 4: Entfest!

The fourth session of the new Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 2 of the Quenta...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 6

Sir Launfal, Part 2, in which we examine the relationship between our protagonist and his fairy...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 5

Sir Launfal, Part 1, in which we meet our protagonist, his king, and his king's sketchy wife....

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The Wife of Bath's Tale

An unabridged recording of The Wife of Bath's Tale.

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WC Faerie Course, Session 4

Sir Orfeo, Part 3, in which we enter Faerie and find weird stuff. Recorded 1/31/11.

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WC Faerie Course, Session 3

Sir Orfeo Part 2, in which we discuss Sir Orfeo's time of exile in the forest. Recorded 1/28/11.

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WC Faerie Course, Session 2

A discussion of the first 194 lines of Sir Orfeo, in the WC Faerie and Fantasy class. Recorded...

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Silmarillion Seminar 3: The Sharpest Tool in the Valinorian Shed

The third session of the new Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 1 of the Quenta...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 1

The Introductory Ramble for my new class, Faerie and Fantasy. Recorded 1/24/11.

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Sir Launfal

An unabridged recording of Sir Launfal, in Middle English. This is the second text we will be...

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Sir Orfeo

An unabridged recording of the poem Sir Orfeo, in Middle English. This is the first text we will...

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An Introduction to Middle English

In preparation to the Faerie and Fantasy course, I have put together this brief introduction to...

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Silmarillion Seminar 2

The second session of the new Silmarillion Seminar, discussing the Valaquenta.

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The Minstrel, the Painter, and the Scholar, Part 1

A roundtable discussion with John DiBartolo, Ted Nasmith, and Corey Olsen. This is the first of...

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Tolkien Chat 8: Allison Fischbach

A conversation with Allison Fischbach, a Washington College alum, about mortality and immortality...

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