Sarah Elisabeth Cornish, Assistant Professor of English, Film Studies, and Digital Humanities at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
Ph. D. Fordham University, Department of English (2013)
M.A. Boston College, Department of English (2003)
B.A. University of California, Irvine, Department of English (1996)
Area of Specialization
20th Century British Literature: Modernism, Transatlantic Literatures, Interwar Women Writers. Secondary Areas: Digital Humanities, Film Studies
Research Areas and Teaching Interests
British and American (transatlantic) modernism; women writers; “the middlebrow”; literary and social culture of the interwar period; urban and space/place theory; architecture and the built environment; feminist theory; phenomenology of the city; women in the city; visual culture and spectacle; film history and theory (in particular French New Wave, British Cinema, and Pre-Code Hollywood); the digital turn (practices in Digital Humanities, multimodality, remediation).
Cornish, Sarah. “‘Quota Quickies Threaten Audience Intelligence Levels!’: The power of the screen in Betty Miller’s Farewell Leicester Square.” Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries. ed. Julie Vandivere. Clemson: Clemson UP and Oxford Scholarship Online. (forthcoming Spring 2016).
Cornish, Sarah. “Imagined Ineffable Space: Virginia Woolf’s Architectural Release in ‘America, Which I Have Never Seen.’” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 87 (Spring/Summer 2015) 26-28. Print.
Recent Professional Development
Co-Founder of the Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA). The Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA) is the professional organization for the forthcoming journal Feminist Modernist Studies. FiMA offers support to scholars working on women writers, feminists, and culture-makers of the late 19th through the mid-20th century (1870-1970). Emphasizing modern women, gender, sexuality and feminist issues, the society offers networking and resources for ongoing work in the burgeoning, feminist areas of cultural studies and global, transnational studies; for the recovery of underexplored or “lost” women writers and producers of art/culture; and for new developments in feminist critical theory. By opening up space for discussions about the limitations of period and genre on women’s literary and cultural history, FiMA members actively rethink categories and definitions of modernism, modernity, and cultural studies from a feminist perspective. Open to researchers, teachers, and common readers, the association provides a network for feminist scholarship.
Recent Courses Taught
ENG 495: “Betwixt and Between”: Women Writers 1925-1960
ENG 395: The Digital Humanities Playground, Introductory DH course on theories, methods, practice, and play.
ENG 356: 20th Century British Literature (Undergraduate)
ENG 629: 20th Century British Literature (Graduate), Recuperating Alternative Narratives of Class, Gender, and Nation.
Film 320: Sexy Beasts of British Cinema
Film 120: Introduction to Film