Sarah Chihaya

Sarah Chihaya
Assistant Professor

Sarah Chihaya specializes in the contemporary British novel, and also works on twentieth- and twenty-first century French, German, and postcolonial Anglophone literatures. Her other research and teaching interests include film, narrative theory, and genre fictions. She is currently at work on The Unseen World: Metanarrative and the Contemporary Novel, which examines experimental reconfigurations of narrative structure in 21st century novels by Kate Atkinson, A.S. Byatt, David Mitchell, Ruth Ozeki, and Chang-rae Lee. Chihaya has recently published essays and reviews in Alluvium, C21: Journal of 21st Century Writing, Modern Fiction Studies, and Public Books, and is the editor of Contemporaries at Post45. Her second project explores the continuing legacy of the nineteenth-century novel, looking at processes of burial, erosion, and unearthing in the European novel and film from Balzac to Sebald. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.