The Mythgard Institute opened this fall as an online academic outpost for the study of all things Tolkien. You can earn an MA in English on J.R.R., with the first diplomas handed out spring of 2014. “Most of all, we hope to provide students with new opportunities to study Tolkien and related works seriously and with academic rigor, either for their own enrichment or towards the achievement of a degree,” the Institute says.
First and only course for this fall is “The Great Tales: Tolkien and the Epic.” As the institute notes, quoting Sam Gamgee approvingly, “Why, to think of it, we’re in the same tale still! It’s going on. Don’t the great tales never end?”
I thought I was having fun when I took a single course in Tolkien and C.S. Lewis during senior year of college.
Credit the often fun Geek Chic Daily for reporting this first (to me at least).
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