Amy H. Sturgis




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Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Her primary fields include Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies and Native American Studies.

Sturgis teaches for the Mythgard Institute at Signum University and the Liberal Studies Department at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as dozens of scholarly and mainstream essays on historical and speculative fiction topics. She has edited five books on science fiction and fantasy subjects. In 2006, Sturgis was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship. In 2015, the L.A. Press Club named her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for W
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Reminder: I'll be giving my live online lecture “The Jedi, the Cowboy, and… Thomas Edison?: Pulp Science Fiction and Star Wars for the Mythgard Academy Guest Lecture Series on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 3:00 pm ET. Everyone is welcome! There is no cost. Save your virtual seat by registering for the talk here. The Guest Lecture Series site has more information on the lecture here.



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In this deceptively slim volume, Paul F. McDonald takes the Star Wars prequel film trilogy seriously as a work of art with literary, mythological, religious, and philosophical content. McDonald divides his work into three sections (one for each movie ...more
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H.P. Lovecraft
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

Edgar Allan Poe
“From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were--I have not seen
As others saw--I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I loved alone.
Then--in my childhood--in the dawn
Of a most stormy life--was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold--
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by--
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.”
Edgar Allan Poe
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J.K. Rowling
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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