Erin Aust received her BA in English and Sociology from Washington College and her MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, where she completed her thesis entitled Methods of Evaluation: The Academic Struggle Over J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
She teaches English Composition at Montgomery College and has worked with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth in a variety of capacities, including as an instructor for writing workshops in Modern Fantasy. She generally studies the influence of cultural and social norms on the consumption and study of literature and is pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at George Mason University.
|ID||Course Name||Duration||Start Date|
|LITA 5315||The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien||12 weeks||August 31, 2020|
|LITA 5314||Tolkien in Context||12 weeks||August 26, 2019|
|LITA 5307||Beyond Middle-earth||12 Weeks||May 6, 2019|
|LITB 5301||Science Fiction, Part I||12 Weeks||May 7, 2018|
|LITA 5310||Roots of the Mountain||12 Weeks||August 25, 2014|
|ID||Event Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable||1 Hours||April 25, 2018|
|Thesis Theater: Tyler Swope – Fate and Free Will in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien||1 Hours||January 29, 2018|