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Sara Sligar

Sara Sligar

2018 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Jed Esty
"Forms of Justice: The Rise of the Legal Procedural in the Age of Due Process, 1930-1980"

B.A. summa cum laude, English and French, Amherst College, 2010

M.Phil. with distinction, Modern European History, University of Cambridge, 2012

 

I work on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction, film, and television.

My dissertation, entitled "Forms of Justice: The Rise of the Legal Procedural in the Age of Due Process, 1930-1980," articulates the development of the legal procedural in the context of midcentury criminal rights law.

My debut novel, Take Me Apart, is forthcoming from MCD / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2019.

I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the USC Society of Fellows 2018-2020.

 

Research and Writing Interests

Law and literature

Criminal rights law

Cinema and TV studies

Creative writing

Historicism

War, violence, and trauma

Genre theory

Formalism

Popular fiction

Museum studies

Literature and visual art

 

 

A complete CV is available upon request.

 

Courses Taught

spring 2018

summer 2017

spring 2016

fall 2013