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Find Friendship in “Lewis & Tolkien” with Dr. Olsen

by Dan Kinney Dr. Corey Olsen is the president and founder of Signum University, as well as an active faculty member: Since the school’s creation, Dr. Olsen has taught classes almost every session, ranging from Tolkien studies to medieval literature. This fall, he is revisiting Lewis & Tolkien, previously offered in Spring 2012. Dan Kinney had a […]

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Mustering Mythgardians at Mythcon

by Katherine Sas As reported previously by the Eagle, quite a few Mythgardians were looking forward to Mythcon 45. Conference attendee Katherine Sas reports from the field with a roundup of the activities enjoyed from the Mythgard crew at the recent event. Signum University had a strong presence at the 45th annual Mythcon. Held August […]

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Go Back in Time with Dr. Sturgis’ “Science Fiction, Part I”

by Ryan Joy Dr. Amy H. Sturgis is the newly appointed Department Chair of Literature and Language at Signum University. She teaches a range of courses that include detective fiction, Harry Potter, dystopian literature, and gothic stories. Ryan Joy “sat down” electronically with Dr. Sturgis for a brief Q&A session regarding her upcoming class for the […]

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Explore the “Roots of the Mountain” with Dr. Anderson

by Kelly Orazi This Fall, Signum University welcomes prominent scholar Douglas Anderson in The Roots of the Mountain, a new course offering a unique look at the fantasy tales that came before and shortly after Tolkien. There is no one better suited to the task of teaching this course than Dr. Douglas A. Anderson, independent scholar and […]

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Book Review: Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey

by Andrew Higgins Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey. Edited by John Wm. Houghton, et al. McFarland. June 24, 2014. Eglerio! Tolkien lovers and explorers have rejoiced this summer with a group of books that I am sure have been on countless Kindles and read on beaches and by many pools. […]

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An Evening with Jef “The Wizard” Murray

Interview with Brandon Young As a critically acclaimed and internationally-known artist, illustrator, and storyteller Jef Murray wears many hats. His illustrations of the characters and scenes we find in Tolkien, Lewis, and George MacDonald have a capacity for capturing the ineffable. This is why I like to call him, simply, The Wizard. For he is a Wizard, […]

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The Signum Eagle has landed

Signum University now has a new way for students, faculty and other interested parties to keep tabs on the many and sundry pursuits of Signumites: the Signum Eagle. The first issue takes a look at the upcoming conferences and conventions to be attended by Mythgardians.

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Mythmoot II Proceedings Available from Mythgard

For the past two years, Signum’s graduate literature program, the Mythgard Insitute, has sponsored a convention in New England. Signum University is happy to announce that the proceedings from the second of these conventions, Mythmoot II, is now available through the literature program website! Additionally, we would also like to announce that Mythmoot III is […]

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Signum Eagle, July 2014: Con Conscious

Features Signumites Excited about Mythcon Mythmoot III: Ever on… Dr. Sturgis Goes to LonCon 3 News & Announcements Fall 2014 Mythgard Institute Classes The Fall term is just around the corner, and registration is now open. There are three classes being offered in the autumnal trimester, two revived favorites and a new course sure to entice […]

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Dr. Sturgis Goes to LonCon 3

While myriad Mythgardians are migrating to Massachusetts for Mythcon, only one is braving the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London (a/k/a, “Loncon 3”) from August 14 – 18. Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, who will once again be offering her two-part “History of Science Fiction” courses in the upcoming Fall and Spring trimesters at Mythgard (see description below), […]

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