The Dalton School, New York
Dissertation Advisor(s): Charles Bernstein
"Speaking for Americans: Modernist Voices and Political Representation, 1910-1940"
High School English Teacher & Department Chair, The Dalton School
Sarah Kerman is a lecturer in the English and Comparative Literature departments at Penn. She received a B.A. in Literature from Harvard University (2002) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania (2010). Her teaching interests include 20th-century American literature, modernism, detective fiction, music and literature, and the comparative study of poetry and narrative. Her dissertation, "Speaking for Americans," examines how American modernists used formally experimental transcriptions of speech and song for political ends. Recent publications include articles on Henry Roth and proletarian fiction (in the Journal of Modern Literature), and Jean Toomer and folk anthologies (forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly).