Sara Judy

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Areas of Interest
20th- and 21st-century Poetry & Poetics, Lyric Theory, Religion & Literature, Post-Secular Theory, Contemporary Literature. 

Bennington College, BA 
University of Vermont, MA

Sara Judy is a PhD candidate in the University of Notre Dame's English Department, and an MFA poetry candidate in Creative Writing. She studies twentieth- and twenty-first century North American poetry and poetics with an emphasis on religion and literature. Of particular interest to her work is the way in which religious expression informs modes of address, silence, and speaking in the lyric. She also serves as a managing editor for Religion & Literature.

Her poems have recently appeared in Bluestem and The Midwest Review. She also serves as an editorial assistant for the Notre Dame Review, and as a managing editor for Re:Visions.

Recent Scholarly Activity

Conference Presentation “‘Lunatics and Wild Liars’: Poet as Prophet in the Works of Robinson Jeffers,” NeMLA, March 2019.

Conference Panel “Horrible Modernisms,” NeMLA, March 2019.


Conference Presentation “The Episodic Paterson: Reading the City in William Carlos Williams’s Long Poem,” MSA, November 2018.


Conference Presentation “Divine Silence, Human Failure: Devotional Address in Louise Glück and Jorie Graham,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 2018.