Dr. Amy Sturgis writes: I will be offering my course “J.R.R. Tolkien in History, Political Thought, and Literature” as an online 3-hour class during the second quarter of the Spring 2008 semester. Individuals who wish to take this online course must enroll at Belmont University, but not necessarily as a degree-seeking student. Belmont has a variety of options for non-degree opportunities and continuing education. Additional information about the specific courses I am offering each semester is available via the Liberal Studies Program or directly from me.

I will be interviewed on Woodland Star New Radio (which is accessible via computer here) on January 6, 2008 at 6:55pm EST. I will be interviewed for approximately 40 minutes about my scholarly work regarding J.R.R. Tolkien. The show is entitled “An afternoon of Wandering with Frodo and Dr. Amy H. Sturgis through Mirkwood Forest.” Listeners can email questions before the interview (woodlandstar@hotmail.com) or call in live to ask questions during the interview.

Here is the description from the website under “Woodland Star New Radio: Next Guest”:
Next Guest.

An afternoon of wandering with Frodo and Dr. Amy Sturgis through Mirkwood Forest

Amy H. Sturgis is an author, speaker, and scholar of Native American Studies and Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Currently she teaches Interdisciplinary Studies at Belmont University, serves on the Scholarly Board of The Tennessee Center for Policy Research and the Advisory Board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributes to the Liberty and Power group weblog.

Sturgis is author of four books on U.S. Presidential History and Native American Studies, three edited works on science fiction and fantasy, and dozens of other scholarly and popular book chapters, articles, and presentations. In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship by Heren Istarion.

Sturgis lives in Granite Falls, North Carolina with her husband, Dr. Larry M. Hall, who is Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Lenoir-Rhyne College.