University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Sarah Alexander, Assistant Professor of English

Sarah Alexander

Assistant Professor of English

Sarah Alexander, Assistant Professor of English, received her B.A. in English and Japanese (1997) and her M.A. in English (2002) from the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University (2010). In 2008/2009, she was a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellow.

Sarah's research focuses on Victorian London and the ways that Victorian writers appropriated economic and scientific tropes to describe their characters, depict their settings, and structure their narratives. Her dissertation, "Victorian Excesses: the Poetics and Politics of Street Life in London," proposes that a dialectical relationship between deficiency and excess emerged in Victorian literature as a paradigm for representing activity on the streets of London. This paradigm also reflected the ways in which capitalist exchange was troubled by forms of excess. In revising her dissertation for publication, Sarah intends to explore the ways in which Victorian representations of London's streets employ concepts of energy.

In her spare time, Sarah likes playing with her cat, Basil, watching horror movies, and kickboxing.

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