Professor Sarah Annes Brown

Sarah Annes Brown

Professor of English Literature;
English and Writing Research Convener

Room: Hel 147


Telephone: 0845 196 2722
International: +44 1223 698 722

Sarah Annes Brown's research activity

Sarah joined the Department in 2006. Her principal teaching areas are Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and Tragedy. She has previously taught at the Universities of Bristol, Central England, St Andrews, De Montfort and Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

Her publications include the Everyman edition of Nicholas Rowe's translation of Lucan's Pharsalia (co-edited with Charles Martindale) (1997), The Metamorphosis of Ovid: Chaucer to Ted Hughes (1999), Devoted Sisters: Representations of the Sister Relationship in Nineteenth Century British and American literature (2003), Ovid: Myth and Metamorphosis (2005), a volume on Henry James for Pickering and Chatto's Lives of Victorian Literary Figures series (2006) and a volume of essays co-edited with Catherine Silverstone, Tragedy in Transition (2007).

Her most recent book, A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny, was published by Manchester University Press in 2012. Other recent publications include essays on Science Fiction and the Classical tradition, Ted Hughes' translations, and responses to Shakespeare's magic in popular culture. Together with Andrew Taylor, she is co-editing a two volume collection of translations of Ovid for the MHRA series, Tudor & Stuart Translations. Sarah edits the Duckworth series Classical Diaspora and serves on the editorial board of 'A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Mythology', an online project based at L'Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l'Age Classique et les Lumières at Montepellier III. She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

Sarah is keen to supervise research in the areas of:

  • myth and classical reception
  • Shakespeare (in particular the creative reception of his works)
  • adaptation, influence, allusion.

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