Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis


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.

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