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  1. Unfinished Tales, Session 8 - Bonus Q & A Session

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen holds a bonus Q&A session discussing JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    We begin the class considering the difference between legend and story, returning briefly to the Isildur story for an illustration, and then we turn to a discussion of Eorl the Young, paying particular attention to the nature of his oath and why it didn’t come back to haunt him, as so many oaths in Tolkien’s world seem to do.

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  2. Unfinished Tales, Session 7 - Legends and Stories

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Part Three, Chapters 1-2 of JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    In this class we will look at two Third-Age icons: Isildur and Eorl the Young. Read the first two chapters of Part Three of Unfinished Tales.

    This class was, alas, beset with technical difficulties, which prevented the use of the video feed and caused some audio problems for the students attending live. We did, however, get to do a careful look at Isildur’s depiction in the Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings, so we could make concrete comparisons with Tolkien’s treatment of Isildur and his fall in this later story. Eorl the Young, however, needed to be pushed off to the bonus class session the next day.

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  3. Unfinished Tales, Session 4 - More On The House Of Hador

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Part One, Chapter 2 (from Brethil on) of JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    In this session, we went back and finished looking at the Turin story which we didn’t finish in Class 3. In short, we finally got to the incest, suicide, and talking swords. Then we returned to several very insightful questions sent in from participants and listeners, focusing on both the Tuor and Turin stories.

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  4. Unfinished Tales, Session 6 - The Metahistory Of Galadriel

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Part Two, Chapter 4 of JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    An examination of Chapter 4 of Part II of Unfinished Tales: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn. We will consider the changes in Galadriel’s story as it developed in Tolkien’s mind, and consider the implications of that development on the larger Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings.

    Class begins with an overview of Galadriel’s position in Tolkien’s thought, and then we sort through the various incarnations of her story, looking at the Galadriel 1.0 all the way through Galadriel 4.0, which Tolkien wrote just before he died.

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  5. Unfinished Tales, Session 5 - Estranged In Elenna

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Part Two, Chapters 1-3 of JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    A discussion of the Numenor material in Unfinished Tales; we will be focusing especially on the story of Aldarion and Erendis. Make sure to read Chapters 1-3 of Part Two of Unfinished Tales.

    Class begins with some general thoughts about the lifespans of the Rulers of Numenor, followed by a consideration of the description of the religious rituals on the Meneltarma. We then move to consider the story of Aldarion and Erendis, thinking about the choice of subject matter (an unhappy and unsuccessful marriage) which seems at first so strange a theme for Tolkien’s only Numenorean story. By the end of class, we will see how Tolkien’s exploration of this theme reveals the process of decline not only in Numenor, but in all societies.

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  6. Unfinished Tales, Session 3 - Limping Wisdom And The Feet Of Doom

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Part One, Chapter 2 (from Brethil on) of JRR Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales.

    The second of two classes discussing the Narn i Hin Hurin, Part 1 Chapter 2 of Unfinished Tales. Before class, read the remainder of Chapter Two, including the Appendix detailing Tolkien’s notes for undeveloped passages of the central portion of the story.

    After looking at a few moments in the story that give us some insight into how Doom and human choice interact in this story, we take a close look at several of Turin’s moments of choice, from when he leaves Doriath through his taking the name of Turambar in Brethil.

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  7. Alina Chan on COVID-19 Origins and Investigations

    Matt interviews Alina Chan about what is happening with the investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and what the plausible theories are. They discuss the role of the WHO, the evidence for and against the "lab escape theory" and how politics makes science harder to do.

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  8. Marginally Compelling: Chad Urban and the ACBA

    Matt talks with Chad Urban about the American College of the Building Arts and how we train a new generation of artisans and builders to make the future of construction, architecture, and artistry something that fills the human spirit.

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  9. The Book of Lost Tales Part 1, Session 8 - The Spell of Bottomless Dread

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen holds the second Open Q & A session discussion about The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1.

    In this week’s class, we take a look at some of the structural components of the Lost Tales, including the sequencing, the portions left unwritten and those that were meant to be revised but never were.

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  10. The Book of Lost Tales Part 1, Session 7 - In Contact With the Earth

    In which Dr. Corey Olsen discusses Chapter 9 of The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1.

    For more information about Mythgard Academy, visit http://mythgard.org/academy/

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