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|