Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis

Faculty: Literature and Language Lecturer

Amy H. Sturgis is an author, speaker, and scholar of science fiction/fantasy studies and Native American studies.  She has a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, serves on the scholarly board of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research and the advisory board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributes to the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast.

She is the author of four books on U.S. presidential history and Native American studies (Presidents from Washington through MonroePresidents from Hayes through McKinleyThe Trail of Tears and Indian Removal, and Tecumseh: A Biography), five edited works on science fiction and fantasy (The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon SilkoThe Magic RingPast Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. LewisThe Magic Goblet, and The Magic Ring: Deluxe Illustrated Edition), and dozens of other scholarly and mainstream book chapters, articles and presentations.  She publishes fiction under the name Morgan Stuart.

She has taught at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, and with the Institute for Human Studies.  In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship.  She was the Keynote Speaker at PotterWatch 2011.  Sturgis has completed her sixth edited book, a new and illustrated edition of The Demon of Brockenheim, or The Enchanted Ring published by Udolpho Press.


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5303The Potter Saga12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LITB 5304Sherlock, Science and Ratiocination12 WeeksAugust 29, 2016
LITB 5307The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic12 WeeksAugust 24, 2015
LITB 5306Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft12 WeeksMay 4, 2015
LITB 5302Science Fiction, Part II12 WeeksJanuary 12, 2015
LITB 5301Science Fiction, Part I12 WeeksAugust 12, 2014
LITB 5305The Gothic Tradition12 WeeksJanuary 13, 2014
LITB 5303The Dystopian Tradition12 WeeksMay 13, 2013