Rutgers English

Faculty Profile

Sarah Elliott Novacich
Associate Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 017
College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: By Appointment

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae
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Professor Novacich specializes in medieval literature. Her research interests include medieval drama, poetry and poetics, gender studies, archival theory, visual culture, and travel literature. Her first book, Shaping the Archive in Late Medieval England: History, Poetry, and Performance, forthcoming from Cambridge UP, examines how episodes of sacred history – in particular, the loss of Eden, the flood, and the Harrowing of Hell – illuminate the risks and pleasures of archival process. Her current research considers how poetic form might be understood to influence bodies and events in the world. She has published in a number of journals, including Exemplaria, New Medieval Literatures, and Philological Quarterly.
Education Areas of Specialization

Ph.D., Yale University
BA, Brandeis University

Medieval poetry, gender studies, drama
Other Publications
  • “The Old English Exodus and the Read Sea,” in Exemplaria 23.1, spring 2011.
  • Uxor Noe and the Animal Inventory,” in New Medieval Literatures 12, 2010.
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Medieval Drama
  • Medieval and Early Modern Women Writers
  • Medieval Travel Narrative
Awards and Distinctions