The Tolkien Professor

Corey Olsen

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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, Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland. Find me on Facebook at "The Tolkien Professor," on Twitter at @tolkienprof, or at my website at www.tolkienprofessor.com. I have also begun a grand new venture: the Mythgard Institute, offering courses on Tolkien studies for credit at the MA level, or just for fun! Join us at www.mythgard.org.


Q and A Session 1

June 3rd, 2010

Episode 62 of 322 episodes

Discussing orcs v. goblins, the Watcher in the Water's targeting of Frodo, the lands east of Mordor, the possibility of Gandalf's torturing of Gollum, what happens to Frodo across the Sea, and the absence of religion in Middle-Earth. Students present: Caroline Knuth, Kelly Topita, Rachel Field, Mac Boyle, Will Malkus, and Eve Nealon.

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