Sarah Coogan

Coogan May 2018


Areas of Interest: British and Irish Modernism, Global Anglophone & Postcolonial Literature, Poetry & Poetics, Religion & Literature

Education: Wheaton College, BA

Sarah Coogan is a doctoral candidate in English and a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow. Her dissertation examines how the modernist epic nostalgically excavates cultural memory, juxtaposing the past with the present and preserving that past in art. The project focuses on authors like T. S. Eliot, David Jones, Lynette Roberts, James Joyce, and David Walcott. Her work has appeared in Religion & LiteratureThe New Hibernia Review, and David Jones: A Christian Modernist. She is currently an Advising Editor for Religion & Literature.


Recent Publications:

“Remembering the Great War in Frank McGuinness’ Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.” New Hibernia Review 21.4 (Winter 2017)

“‘you will furnish / that fatigue’: Typological Interpretation and David Jones’ Ambiguous Soldier.” Religion & Literature 49.1 (forthcoming)

“History as Grail Quest: David Jones’ Controversial Search for Sacrament.” In David Jones: Christian Modernist?, edited by Erik Tonning, Paul Fiddes, Jamie Callison, and Anna Johnson. Brill, 2017.