Sarah Garland

Sarah Garland


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Personal profile


Sarah Garland's research looks at the intersections of literary and visual style, and at the functions of the author, artist, reader and audience in acts of interpretation.  She has published in international collections and peer-reviewed journals on Gertrude Stein and food writing, on Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag and aestheticism, on baroque and modernist style, on Henry Miller, and on the American bestseller.  She is co-editor with Catherine Gander (QUB, Belfast), of Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Verbal and Visual Practice (Manchester University Press, Sept 2016) and special edition of the European Journal of American Culture on the American Imagetext (2013). She is currently working on ‘Packaging Experience’, an interdisciplinary project on the American avant-garde multi-media magazine in a box, Aspen (1965-71).  She is also UK co-ordinator for AMS's teaching partnership with Temple University, Philadelphia, and won a UEA Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 a UEA Teaching Fellowship in 2010, and a Students' Union Transforming Teaching award in 2015.

Areas of Expertise

Image and text in the American arts; American avant-gardes; the body; Food writing; American fiction 1920-1970; Henry Miller; interdisciplinary modernism; American expatriates in Paris.