Teaching by AHS


UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT FOR LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY, 2010-Present



The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic
Mad Science and Monsters
J.R.R. Tolkien: Hobbits, History, and Heroism
The Native American Experience
The Dystopian Tradition
U.S. Exceptionalism: The American and the Frontier
Harry Potter and His Predecessors
Native American Myth, Film, and Fiction
100 Years of Literature about Single-Gender Worlds



AHS lecturing at Princeton University in 2003. Drawing by Mira Blake.

AHS lecturing at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ in 2003. Drawing by Mira Blake.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT FOR BELMONT UNIVERSITY, 2002-2011, 2016-present



The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic
The History of the Future: A Century through Science Fiction
U.S. Exceptionalism: The American and the Frontier
Native American Identity in the U.S. Context
Native American Fiction and Film
The Trail of Tears
History and the Gothic Imagination
J.R.R. Tolkien in History, Political Thought, and Literature
Harry Potter and His Predecessors
Worlds Gone Wrong: The Dystopian Tradition
A Century of Literature about Single-Gender Worlds
Fan Participation in Media and Culture
First-Year Seminar: Knowing Today by Imagining Tomorrow


GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT FOR THE MYTHGARD INSTITUTE AT SIGNUM UNIVERSITY, 2012-2015



“Literary Copernicus”: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic
The Gothic Tradition
Sherlock, Science, and Ratiocination
The Dystopian Tradition
Science Fiction, Part 1: From Modern Beginnings to the Golden Age
Science Fiction, Part 2: From the New Wave through Today
Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter Saga




TOPICS TAUGHT IN SEMINARS SPONSORED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES,
1999-Present


(at various universities including Pitzer College, Bryn Mawr College, Princeton University, Brown University, Duke University, Chapman University, Wake Forest University, Towson University, and UCLA)

Some of AHS's 2008 Brown University IHS students at the Van Wickle Gates, where H.P. Lovecraft once was photographed. Picture by AHS.

Some of AHS's 2008 Brown University IHS students at the Van Wickle Gates, where H.P. Lovecraft once was photographed. Picture by AHS.


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Portrayals of the State
The Dystopian Literary Tradition and Political Thought
H.P. Lovecraft, J.R.R. Tolkien: Modernity and the Individual
The Literature of the Frontiers
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Native America
U.S. Media Culture and the Spontaneous Order
The Revolutionary Era in America
The U.S. Federalist Era
History of the U.S. Presidency



UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT FOR VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY,
1995-1997

Introduction to U.S. History, Part I
Introduction to U.S. History, Part II
Introduction to Western Civilization, Part I