Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis


Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Gothic and Indigenous American Studies. She serves as contributing staff for the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast and Editor in Chief for Hocus Pocus Comics. Dr. Sturgis is the author of four books and over sixty essays; her published works have earned honors for her scholarship (from The Northeast Tolkien Society) and journalism (from the Los Angeles Press Club). She is also the editor of five books and one magazine issue; the latter, Apex Magazine’s “A Celebration of Indigenous American Fantasists,” produced the winner of the 2018 Hugo Award and Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Dr. Sturgis lives with her husband in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia. Her official website is

Upcoming Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITB 5310 The Meaning of Star Wars 12 weeks May 4, 2020

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITB 5303 The Dystopian Tradition 12 Weeks May 6, 2019
LITB 5306 Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft 12 Weeks January 14, 2019
LITB 5302 Science Fiction, Part II 12 Weeks August 27, 2018
LITB 5305 The Gothic Tradition 12 Weeks August 27, 2018
LITB 5301 Science Fiction, Part I 12 Weeks May 7, 2018
LITA 5303 The Potter Saga 12 Weeks January 15, 2018
LITB 5304 Sherlock, Science and Ratiocination 12 Weeks August 29, 2016
LITB 5307 The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic 12 Weeks August 24, 2015

Upcoming Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Mythmoot VII: Defying and Defining Darkness 3 Days June 25, 2020