Sarah Osment

Visiting Assistant Professor of English - English - Humanities

Sarah Osment
  • Phone: (941) 487-4289
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  • Office Location: ACE 205
  • Mail Location: ACE 116
M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
B.A., with Distinction, University of Arizona

Academic/Research Interests:

Sarah Osment specializes in 20th and 21st century American literature and culture, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, and environmental literary, material and visual culture. She is at work on a book project that traces the development of aesthetic and political non-representational realism in mid-century America. Drawing on but ultimately moving away from the major sociological and aesthetic theories on the period, she proposes a theory of modernism that focuses on the effort to overcome the arbitrariness of the linguistic sign through a study of several poets, journalists and novelists whose work speaks to questions of profound and strange modes of social and aesthetic relationality.

Recent Courses:
Understanding Poetry
Uninhabitable Worlds

Selected Publications:
“Eight Notes on Blankness.” The Capilano Review 3.29 (Summer 2016).