“The Tolkien Professor” Presents Three Free Courses on The Lord of the Rings

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A quick update: Last year, we told you about Corey Olsen, an Eng­lish Pro­fes­sor at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege, who start­ed pub­lish­ing online lec­tures on the writ­ing of J.R.R. Tolkien. We ini­tial­ly fea­tured his lec­ture series on The Hob­bit. Now “The Tolkien Pro­fes­sor,” as Olsen is oth­er­wise known, presents a series of online cours­es on The Lord of the Rings tril­o­gy:

  • Lord of the Rings I: The Road Goes Ever OniTune­sU
  • Lord of the Rings II: The Two Tow­ersiTune­sU — Web
  • Lord of the Rings III: Return of the King - iTunes U — Web

As a bonus, you can access Olsen’s Under­grad­u­ate Sur­vey Course on Tolkien (avail­able on the web). The 14-week course was pre­sent­ed and record­ed at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege in the Spring of 2010.

All of Olsen’s cours­es are cat­a­logued in the Lit­er­a­ture sec­tion of our col­lec­tion of 825 Free Online Cours­es.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Lis­ten to J.R.R. Tolkien Read a Lengthy Excerpt from The Hob­bit (1952)

Lis­ten to J.R.R. Tolkien Read Poems from The Fel­low­ship of the Ring, in Elvish and Eng­lish (1952)

Fan­tas­tic BBC Footage of J.R.R. Tolkien in 1968

Free Audio: Down­load the Com­plete Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia by C.S. Lewis

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