Lord of the Rings I: The Road Goes Ever On
by Signum University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
|1||The Fellowship of the Ring||The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times||--||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Tolkien and Tradition Promo||--||2:06||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Lecture 1 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:33:56||Free||View in iTunes|
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|5||Lecture 2 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:34:28||Free||View in iTunes|
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|7||Lecture 3 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:42:09||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 3 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:42:08||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Lecture 4 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:40:42||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 4 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:40:41||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Lecture 5 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:47:05||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 5 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:47:04||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 6 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:44:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Lecture 6 - Road Goes Ever On||--||1:44:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Beyond Middle-earth Promo||--||1:05||Free||View in iTunes|
Covering the stuff normally missed
As the professor himself describes it, this class focuses on the parts he normally has to skip when teaching LOTR. So caution… This is great (really great) for those already deeply immersed. Not sure if it’d be satisfying for someone approaching this material for the first time.
Professor Olsen does it again
The Professor is, IMHO, the best Tolkien scholar of our time, but he matches that with an ability to teach that is phenomenal.
Do it again, Professor, with The Two Towers and Return of the King!