Areas of Interest:
British and Irish Modernism, Irish Studies, Poetry & Poetics, Postcolonial Theory, Religion & Literature
Education: Wheaton College, BA
Sarah Coogan is a PhD student in English and an Irish Studies minor at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in British and Irish Modernism. Her research focuses on literary negotiations with the past, particularly on Modernist conceptions of time, history, and tradition. In pursuing these interests, she especially examines motifs of disenchantment and re-enchantment, and the use of mythical allusions to provide structure, spiritual significance, or national identity in Modernist literature. Previous projects have examined the intersection of historical and theological thinking in the work of the World War I poet David Jones, and the significance of the “mythical method” to T. S. Eliot’s later poetry.