Erin Aust

Erin Aust


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.


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5311Tolkien’s Poetry12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LITZ 5301Research Methods12 weeksAugust 28, 2017
LITA 5306Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth12 WeeksJanuary 16, 2017
LITC 5301Tolkien & Tradition12 WeeksAugust 29, 2016
LITA 5313Modern Fantasy II12 WeeksJanuary 11, 2016
LITA 5310Roots of the Mountain12 WeeksAugust 25, 2014
LITA 5309The Lord of the Rings: Culture & Audience12 WeeksMay 5, 2014
LITA 5304Modern Fantasy12 WeeksMay 21, 2012