Sarah Weston

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6th Year
Areas of Interest: 

18th- and 19th- century British; William Blake; art history and visual studies; media studies; environmental humanities; history of science; book history; digital humanities; disability studies; material culture

Dissertation Topic: 

Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space

Advisors: Paul Fry, Tim Barringer, John Durham Peters

BiographySarah Weston is a joint PhD Candidate in the English and History of Art Departments, with a graduate certificate in Environmental Humanities. She specializes in literature and art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in William Blake, Romanticism, ecocriticism, and media studies. Her dissertation, Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space studies the entwined histories of literature, art, and the sciences from the Enlightenment to the late nineteenth century. Her other research interests include book history, sound studies, history of photography, digital humanities, and disability studies. She is the primary investigator on a digital humanities project built by the Yale DHLab tracing Blake’s use of color in his illuminated books, and has held a Digital Humanities Fellowship. She has taught in the English, History of Art, and Film and Media Studies Departments, including several self-designed courses, such as: “Blake and Milton,” “Earth, Sky, Stardust: Humans and the Cosmos” and “Disappearing Act: Ghosts, Spies, Shadows.” 

B.A., Stanford University: English and Art History
M.Phil., University of Cambridge: English Literature–Eighteenth Century & Romantic Studies
M.A. and M.Phil., Yale University: English Literature and History of Art