15 December 2011

Only 29 Days Left to Register for Mythgard's Spring 2012 Semester!

There are only 29 days left to register for Mythgard’s spring 2012 courses.


What is Mythgard, you ask?

Mythgard Institute was founded in 2011 by Corey Olsen (the Tolkien Professor) and designed for those students with a love of fantasy and literature. For the serious scholar and the serious fan alike, Mythgard offers “challenging, engaging classes, taught by world-class teachers and leading scholars,” which can be taken at either the MA level, or audited just for fun.  


How do courses at Mythgard work?

Students enrolled in Mythgard courses meet for three instructional hours each week and will participate in a 90-minute weekly Primary Lecture (given by the instructor and special guest lecturers). Additionally, students will take part in 60-minute Discussion Sessions and end the week with a 30-minute Closing Session, led by the instructor, who will address any questions submitted by students during the Discussion Session. As these are MA-level courses, students can also expect to write essays (a total of 30-35 pages, or about 8,000-10,000 words per semester).


Available Courses at Mythgard:

This fall, Mythgard got off to a great start with “Tolkien and the Epic,” a course featuring guest lecturers Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, and Michael Drout. Watch the video below to hear one Mythgard student, Carl Buonadonna, talk about his experience: 


This spring, Mythgard resumes with “The Making of Myth: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien,” taught by Professor Corey Olsen, and “Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter Saga,” taught by Professors Amy H. Sturgis and Travis Prinzi. These courses are a must for any fantasy lover!


Enroll Today!

Does Mythgard sound like something you’d be interested in? Do you have a friend or loved one who might enjoy a course on Lewis and Tolkien or Harry Potter? Why not give the gift of Mythgard this holiday season with a “Ticket to Learning”? These pre-paid gift certificates are available online as a printable PDF.

Applications for enrollment will be open through January 13th.

For more information on Mythgard, course schedules, and gift certificates, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, ‘Like’ their Facebook page, and check out more of their videos on YouTube!

1 comment:

  1. Mythgard? Hm, well I don't quite have the free time for something like this at the moment, but I'm glad to know about it for future possibilities. Thanks for posting about it and bringing it to my attention :)

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