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Are You Tolkien To Me? Sara Brown Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert First in the Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert (Part III: The Prophet) Continuing Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert (Part II: Muad’dib) Continuing Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert (Series) Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
May Showcase 2023
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 1 of 2) Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Adaptation Theory
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 2 of 2) Continuing Series Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Adaptation Theory
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Dungeons & Dragons
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Magic
Margaret Weiss
Tracy Hickman
Worldbuilding
Book Club: Dune Messiah Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Adaptation Theory
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Religious Studies
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Book Club: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Children’s Literature
Comparative Mythology
Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Lloyd Alexander
Magic
Monsters
Worldbuilding
Book Club: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Children’s Literature
Christopher Paolini
Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Worldbuilding
Book Club: The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Cultures in Fantasy and Science Fiction Julian Barr Creative Writing Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Fantastic Beasts and How to Write Them Julian Barr Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Historical Fantasy Julian Barr Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
History
Magic
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: History and Politics in Fantasy and Science Fiction Julian Barr Creative Writing Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Long Project Preparation Sparrow Alden Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Skills
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Religion in Fantasy and Science Fiction Julian Barr Creative Writing Creative Writing
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Science Fiction Workshop NOT PUBLIC Sparrow Alden Creative Writing Creative Writing
Science Fiction
Skills
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: World-Building in Action Julian Barr Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Education
Epic Fantasy
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Le Guin
Skills
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Creative Writing: Writing Computers Daroc Alden
Sparrow Alden
Creative Writing Anthropocene
Collaborative Feedback
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Weird Fiction
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Discovering Terry Pratchett's Discworld: Which Witch is Which? Sara Brown Fantasy Studies British Literature
Fall Survey 2023
Oct Showcase 2023
Pratchett
Worldbuilding
Geology of Fictional Worlds Shawn Gaffney Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Fall Survey 2023
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep / Blade Runner - A Study in Adaptation Julian Barr General Humanities Adaptation Theory
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
His Dark Materials in Context: The Amber Spyglass Faith Acker
Gabriel Schenk
Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Cultural Studies
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Philosophy
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
His Dark Materials in Context: The Golden Compass Faith Acker
Gabriel Schenk
Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Cultural Studies
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
Philosophy
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
His Dark Materials in Context: The Subtle Knife Faith Acker
Gabriel Schenk
Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Cultural Studies
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Philosophy
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
Ink Spots and Tea Stains: What we Learn from C.S. Lewis's Writing Habits Brenton Dickieson Creative Writing Archival Research
Arthurian Literature
British Literature
Children’s Literature
Composition
Crafting
Creative Writing
CS Lewis
Digital Humanities
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Owen Barfield
Poetry
Science Fiction
The Inklings
The Middle Ages
Worldbuilding
In the Age of Wonder: The Many Themes of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Fantasy Studies Anthropocene
Comparative Mythology
Drama
Ecocriticism
Epic Fantasy
Ethics
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Film Studies
Magic
Metaphysics
Monsters
Weird Fiction
Worldbuilding
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life in Letters Series Sara Brown
Patrick Lyon
Fantasy Studies Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life in Letters 1 First in the Series Fantasy Studies Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life in Letters 2 Continuing Series Fantasy Studies Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
March 2024 (1) March 2024 (2)
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life in Letters 3 Continuing Series Fantasy Studies Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
May 2024 (1) April 2024 (2)
Lowdham’s Report on the Adunaic Language Language Invented Languages
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Worldbuilding
Reading L.M. Montgomery as Fantasy: Part 1: Anne of Green Gables Brenton Dickieson General Humanities Canada
Children’s Literature
Creative Writing
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Magic
Modernism
Romanticism
Speculative Fiction
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
Young Adult Fiction
Representing Utopia through the Ages Hamish Williams General Humanities British Literature
Classical Literature
Comparative Mythology
Cultural Studies
Ethics
Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Oct Showcase 2023
Philosophy
The Greco-Roman World
Travel Literature
Utopias
Worldbuilding
The Compleat Game Master: Introduction to Game Mastery NOT PUBLIC Richard Rohlin Creative Writing Creative Writing
Tabletop Gaming
Worldbuilding
The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien's Númenor Sara Brown Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
Tolkien And Alchemy Sara Brown Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
June 2024
Tolkien and the Romantics: Forging Myth and History Will Sherwood General Humanities Anthropocene
Arthurian Literature
British Literature
Classical Literature
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Gothic Literature
History
JRR Tolkien
Literacy
Magic
Metaphysics
Monsters
Philosophy
Poetry
Romanticism
The Middle Ages
Time Travel
Travel Literature
Worldbuilding
Tolkien's Unfinished Tales Sara Brown Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
Tolkien & Williams as Worldbuilders NOT PUBLIC Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
Vampires, Werewolves and Wights – Oh My! Uncanny Creatures in Middle-earth Sara Brown Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
World-Building for SFF Writers NOT PUBLIC Creative Writing Creative Writing
JRR Tolkien
Le Guin
Metaphysics
Science Fiction
The Inklings
Weird Fiction
Worldbuilding
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