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.

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5307Beyond Middle-earth12 WeeksMay 6, 2019
LITZ 5301Introduction to Theory, Research and Writing12 weeksAugust 27, 2018
LITB 5301Science Fiction, Part I12 WeeksMay 7, 2018
LITA 5311Tolkien’s Poetry12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LITA 5313Modern Fantasy II12 WeeksJanuary 11, 2016
LITA 5310Roots of the Mountain12 WeeksAugust 25, 2014

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable-2521 WeeksApril 25, 2018
Thesis Theater: Tyler Swope1 HoursJanuary 29, 2018