Sara L. Maurer
Associate Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies
Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
Specialty: Nineteenth-century literature of Great Britain and Ireland, gender studies, post-colonial studies, the novel
Degrees: BA, Rice University; MA, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
Sara Maurer's research focuses on nineteenth-century literature produced throughout the British Isles. Her first book, The Dispossessed State: Britain, Ireland, and Narratives of Ownership in the Nineteenth Century explores how both British and Irish writers saw Ireland as the site of a unique, culturally specific style of ownership, far different from the wholly individual, absolutely alienable property of the capitalist marketplace. In addition to researching the literary interactions between the Celtic regions and the English core of the British Isles, she is currently researching the repetitive practices of everyday Victorian culture that waver in status between archaic ritual and modern bureaucratization.
- “Philanthropy and Literature” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, ed Dino Felluga, Pamela Gilbert, 2015.
- The Dispossessed State: Britain, Ireland, and Narratives of Ownership in the Nineteenth Century, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
253 Decio Faculty Hall
Department of English
Notre Dame, IN 46556