Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis

Visiting Lecturer

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

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITB 5311Exploring Star Trek12 weeksMay 10, 2021
LITB 5304Sherlock, Science and Ratiocination12 WeeksJanuary 11, 2021
LITB 5310The Meaning of Star Wars12 weeksMay 4, 2020
LITB 5303The Dystopian Tradition12 WeeksMay 6, 2019
LITB 5306Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft12 WeeksJanuary 14, 2019
LITB 5305The Gothic Tradition12 WeeksAugust 27, 2018
LITB 5302Science Fiction, Part II12 WeeksAugust 27, 2018
LITB 5301Science Fiction, Part I12 WeeksMay 7, 2018
LITA 5303The Potter Saga12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LITB 5307The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic12 WeeksAugust 24, 2015

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Summer Courses 2021 Preview1 HoursApril 16, 2021
Mythmoot VII: Defying and Defining Darkness1 WeeksAugust 6, 2020
Signum Symposium: Roundtable on Summer 2020 Courses1 HoursApril 21, 2020