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.


ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITA 5311 Tolkien’s Poetry 12 Weeks January 15, 2018
LITZ 5301 Research Methods 12 weeks August 28, 2017
LITA 5306 Tolkien’s World of Middle-earth 12 Weeks January 16, 2017
LITC 5301 Tolkien & Tradition 12 Weeks August 29, 2016
LITA 5313 Modern Fantasy II 12 Weeks January 11, 2016
LITA 5310 Roots of the Mountain 12 Weeks August 25, 2014
LITA 5309 The Lord of the Rings: Culture & Audience 12 Weeks May 5, 2014
LITA 5304 Modern Fantasy 12 Weeks May 21, 2012