TEP #20 – Amy Sturgis

For this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with a scholar whose work spans the gap between science fiction and fantasy, between history and literary analysis: Dr. Amy H. Sturgis.

Amy holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual History and specializes in the fields of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies.

She recently gave the keynote address “Speculative Fiction as ‘Reflecting Shield’: Defying and Defining the Darkness” at Mythmoot VII. She is a monthly contributor on the StarShipSofa Podcast and is the Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics. Her Tolkien-related scholarship includes a long list, only some of which we get to address in the episode. Please see the bottom of the show notes for a more complete list! Also visit her website to keep up to date on her always updating contributions!

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Articles by Amy H. Sturgis:

Reimagining Rose: Portrayals of Tolkien’s Rosie Cotton in Twenty-First Century Fan Fiction” in Mythlore 24.3.

Harry Potter Is A Hobbit: Rowling, Tolkien, and The Question of Readership,” in CSL: The Bulletin of the New York Tolkien Society 35.3

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