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

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
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 5311 Tolkien’s Poetry 12 Weeks January 15, 2018
LITA 5310 Roots of the Mountain 12 Weeks August 25, 2014

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable 1 Hours April 25, 2018
Thesis Theater: Tyler Swope 1 Hours January 29, 2018