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Announcements: January 25 2012

What's new at The Tolkien Professor, including two new podcasts and an updated website.

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Return and Recovery

The Hobbit Series Lecture 8 in which we discuss the death of Thorin and Bilbo's return to Bag End. Text: Chapters 18...

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Silmarillion Seminar 18: Everybody Loves Finrod.

The eighteenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 17 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Coming...

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The Hobbit Grows Up

The Hobbit Series Lecture 7 in which we discuss the death of Smaug and the Battle of Five Armies. Text: Chapters 14,...

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Mythgard Question and Answer Call-in Session

Professor Corey Olsen answers questions from people interested in taking courses at the Mythgard Institute...

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Bilbo Earns His Reward

The Hobbit Series Lecture 6 in which we consider the foolishness of the dwarves and the final turning point of...

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Bilbo Builds His Resume 2

Finally! The return of the hobbit series! The Hobbit Series Lecture 5, Part 2, in which we consider one of the major...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 22

Lord Dunsany, The Book of Wonder, Part 2. Recorded 3/21/11.

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Silmarillion Seminar 17: How You Gonna Keep Them Down On the Farm When They've Seen Gondolin?

The seventeenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 16 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Maeglin"

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Halloween Special from Middle-earth Network Radio

Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, Laura Berkholtz, and George Naylor discuss themes of horror in Tolkien's writings.

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Silmarillion Seminar 16: Cirdan the Ship-wrong and the Yada Yada Yada.

The sixteenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 15 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Noldor...

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The Tolkien Professor Visits Hollywood

Corey Olsen and Dave Kale, program director for Middle-earth Network Radio, discuss the making of the documentary for...

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Tolkien Chat 10: In the Bar at Mythcon 2011.

The tenth Tolkien Chat, recorded in the bar at the Albuquerque MCM Elegante during the annual Mythopoeic Society...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 21

Lord Dunsany, The Book of Wonder, Part 1. Recorded 3/11/11.

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Silmarillion Seminar 15: Speaking of Ash and Slag...

The fifteenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 14 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Beleriand...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 20

Andrew Lang Session 5, in which we discuss "Rapunzel," "Snowdrop," and "The Enchanted Ring." Recorded 3/9/11.

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Tolkien Chat 9: David Perlmutter

A conversation with Professor David Perlmutter about two of his favorite intellectual hobbies, military history and...

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Silmarillion Seminar 14: Of the Return of the Noldor: Knock, Knock, Morgoth

The fourteenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 13 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Return...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 19

Andrew Lang Session 4, in which we discuss "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Three Dwarfs," and "The Twelve Brothers."...

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Silmarillion Seminar 13: Of Men: The Night-fearers and Other Elvish Hangups

The thirteenth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, discussing Chapter 12 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Men."

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