Sara Judy

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Areas of Interest
21st century poetry and poetics, devotional poetry, religion and literature, genre theory, lyric theory.

Bennington College, BA 
University of Vermont, MA

ProfileSara Judy is a PhD student in English at the University of Notre Dame, where she studies contemporary North American poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on religion and literature as it relates to developments in lyric theory. Of particular interest to her work are the ways religious and poetic ways of knowing intersect. She also serves as the book review editor for Religion and Literature, and as an editorial assistant for the Notre Dame Review.

Recent Scholarly Activity

Conference Panel “Horrible Modernisms,” NeMLA 2019 (upcoming).


Conference Paper “‘The large purple insect I let in the room’: The Lilac in American Poetry,” University of Notre Dame’s EGSA Graduate Research Symposium, Notre Dame, IN, April 2018.


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


Conference Paper “Revery Alone: Contemporary American Life Writing on the Great Plains,” NeMLA, March 2016.