Faculty Profile
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Sarah Elliott Novacich
Assistant Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 017
College Avenue Campus

Phone: (848) 932-7916

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Professor Novacich specializes in medieval literature. Her current research investigates theories and representations of the archive. She is interested in spaces such as the garden of Eden, Noah’s ark, and the underworld: spaces imbued with religious significance and associated with the activities of collection, exclusion, expulsion, and organization. Her book project uses these archival models and others like them to examine the methods, purposes, and problems of the codification of knowledge, the ordering of the past, and the narrative creation of new worlds. Other research and teaching interests include religious and gender studies, especially as they relate to each other during the medieval period; cartography; the cycle drama; and the relationship between medieval and early modern centuries.
Education Areas of Specialization

Ph.D., Yale University
BA, Brandeis University

Medieval literature, especially drama and poetry; religion; gender; archival theory
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
                                • Whiting Fellowship, Yale, 2010-2011
                                • Columbia Society of Fellows (declined)

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