Sarah Baber

Sarah Baber




Areas of Interest:
Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature; Milton; music; poetry and poetics; gender; classical reception

AB, Princeton University
MSt, Lincoln College, University of Oxford


Sarah Baber is a first-year Ph.D. student and Presidential Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Curious about the evolving role of lyricism in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, she focuses on British writers including John Milton, Percy Shelley, and Jane Austen. 

Her current work surveys the landscape of the English Renaissance and its preoccupations with music and verse. Paying particular attention to the works of John Milton, her research probes how ancient Greco-Roman notions of universal music shaped Milton’s approaches to humanism, rhetoric, and scholarship.