B.A. Wellesley College (2010)
M.Phil. University of Cambridge, Christ’s College (2011)
Sarah joined the English department in 2011. Her dissertation, “Increase of Issue: Poetry and the Elizabethan Succession Debate” investigates the role that poetry played in debates about the succession during the reign of Elizabeth I. Focusing on works by George Puttenham, Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare, it explores how the crisis of the uncertain succession provided an opportunity for poetic innovation, as well as the reciprocal influence that poetry and other forms of rhetoric had on debates about gender and monarchical power in the sixteenth century and beyond.
Sarah’s research has been supported by the Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship. In the past, Sarah has coordinated the Graduate Colloquium on Contemporary Poetry, the Renaissance Colloquium, and she currently works as a Graduate Fellow and Independent Work Mentor at Princeton’s Writing Center.
Her teaching and research interests include: book history; gender studies; the history of education and pedagogy; literature and politics; literature and the visual arts; rhetoric and poetics; Shakespeare and early modern drama.