Sarah Elliott Novacich
Associate Professor of English
Drama, Gender & Sexuality, Medieval

Medieval poetry, gender studies, drama

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 ExemplariaNew Medieval Literatures, and Philological Quarterly.

Murray Hall, Room 017, College Ave Campus

  • Medieval Drama
  • Medieval and Early Modern Women Writers
  • Medieval Travel Narrative
  • “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.

Ph.D., Yale University
BA, Brandeis University