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The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

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United States

Description:

The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

Language:

English


Episodes

473: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 9

5/13/2022
Join Corey and Maggie as they discuss their whirlwind trip to London for Amazon Prime Video's Sneak Peek Rings of Power experience! Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 9, recorded on May 10, 2022 What Corey and Maggie are talking about, you can find out some of the atmosphere of the event from the OneRing.net article by Justin Sewell here, https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2022... and from the Tolkien Guide's post here....

Duration:01:54:14

472: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 8

4/23/2022
Today we are joined by the Voice of Geekdom, to talk about the idea of "canon". Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 8, recorded on April 20, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Episode guest: Voice of Geekdom YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/VoiceofGeekdom Twitter https://twitter.com/VoiceOfGeek Other Minds and Hands takes place...

Duration:01:42:07

471: SilmFilm 6-09: Beren and Lúthien – Part 3

4/23/2022
Tonight: How many dogfights do we really want to do in one episode? And how do we depict the dynamics of Beren and Luthien's relationship at this stage?

Duration:02:21:52

470: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 7

4/15/2022
Today we will think through the Elvish political situation in Eriador in the Second Age, considering the opportunities and challenges that the Rings of Power show faces. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 7, recorded on April 13, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Other Minds and Hands takes place (almost) every week at 4 pm US...

Duration:01:54:42

469: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 6

4/15/2022
Today we are joined by Tolkien scholar Robin Reid, to discuss different approaches to talking about race in Tolkien. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 6, recorded on April 6, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Episode guest: Dr. Robin Anne Reid Dreamwidth journal: https://tolkien-on-the-web.dreamwidth... Her journal in...

Duration:01:48:23

468: SilmFilm 6-08: Beren and Lúthien – Part 2

4/15/2022

Duration:02:03:47

467: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 5

4/3/2022
Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 5, recorded on March 30, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Other Minds and Hands takes place (almost) every week at 4 pm US Eastern, Wednesday, on this SignumU Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/SignumUnive... and SignumU Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/signumu For more information...

Duration:01:38:17

466: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 4

3/26/2022
Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 4, recorded on March 23, 2022 Today, Corey and Maggie are joined by our second special guest, not-so-clueless fangirl Helen from the Clueless Fangirl, and discuss Númenor in the #RingsOfPower adaptation. Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkein Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Episode guest: Helen from The Clueless Fangirl Youtube...

Duration:01:41:54

465: SilmFilm 6-07: Beren and Lúthien – Part 1

3/21/2022
Tonight we start on the Beren and Luthien story, and we decide the order of the first part of the season.

Duration:01:51:47

464: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 3

3/20/2022
Today we pause to take a real look at the Rings of Power trailer -- not to speculate about events or to worry about details, but to consider themes and the larger story. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 3, recorded on March 16, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkein Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Other Minds and Hands takes place (almost) every week at 4 pm US...

Duration:01:44:30

463: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 2

3/13/2022
Today we have both cohosts, and we are also joined by our first guest: Knewbettadobetta, whom you can follow on TikTok. Today we'll discuss the significance of background lore choices and what it means for an adaptation to be "faithful". Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 2, recorded on March 9, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkein Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director......

Duration:01:39:07

462: SilmFilm 6-06: Nargothrond and Doriath

3/9/2022
So how do we shape the Nargothrond and Doriath suplots of the Beren and Luthien story?

Duration:02:42:04

461: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 1

2/27/2022
Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 1, recorded on February 23, 2022 In the first episode of Other Minds and Hands, Corey Olsen gives an introduction to Tolkien adaptation, starting with Tolkien’s vision for his legendarium from his famous Letter to Milton Waldman, and then addressing some of the widespread reactions to the upcoming Amazon adaptation. Next episode will be at 4 pm US Eastern, Wednesday, March 9. Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkein...

Duration:01:53:04

460: SilmFilm 6-05: Glaurung, Thingol, and...?

2/21/2022
So, what exactly is Glaurung up to during the Beren and Luthien story?

Duration:01:59:07

458: Character Posters from #LOTRROP: Who are these people? Part 1

2/8/2022
Let's discuss the Character Posters that dropped today!

Duration:01:52:31

459: Character Posters from #LOTRROP: Who are these people? Part 2

2/8/2022
Let's discuss the Character Posters that dropped today!

Duration:02:20:37

457: SilmFilm 6-04: Villains - Dorthonion

1/30/2022
Meanwhile, what exactly happened in Dorthonion? How is Sauron involved? Thuringwethil?

Duration:01:54:28

456: SilmFilm 6-03: Sauron and Thuringwethil

1/30/2022
Okay, so what is Thuringwethil's story, anyway? How did she die, but also, how did she live? And what does this tell us about Sauron?

Duration:02:04:02

455: SilmFilm 6-02: Villains

12/23/2021
And now to plan one of Sauron's big moments: his rise and fall in the Luthien story. And what happened to Thuringwethil anyway?

Duration:02:14:18

454: SilmFilm 6-01: Big Picture Questions

12/13/2021
The day has come! It is finally time to embark on the first-ever film adaptation of the story of Beren and Luthien. Let's do this!

Duration:02:01:53