Professor Sarah Churchwell

Contact details

Name:
Professor Sarah Churchwell
Position:
Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities
Institute:
School of Advanced Study
Email address:
Sarah.Churchwell@sas.ac.uk

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Culture, English Literature, Screen Studies
Research keywords:
American literature, English literature, American culture, Hollywood 1930-present, Biography, Reception history, American history
Regions:
North America
Summary of research interests and expertise:

I research topics relating to the American novel of the long 20th century (Henry James to the present), with specific focus on F. Scott Fitzgerald and his circle, Henry James and his circle, the American 1920s and 1930s, American modernism and the marketplace American cinema in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, American bestsellers (from the 18th century to the present), and celebrity American authors. My methodologies focus on biographical criticism, reception history and literary history. I am particularly interested in the intersection of biography, authorship, celebrity and the marketplace.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Aug-2017 “Echoes of the Twenties,” in Ichiro Takayoshi, ed., American Literature in Transition, 1917-1929.

Chapters

01-Aug-2017 “In Search of Bunny Burgess, or Down the Rabbit Hole: Glorified Anecdotes, Secret Histories, and The Great Gatsby.” The Cambridge Quarterly.

Journal articles

16-Dec-2016 “‘The Balzacs of America': F. Scott Fitzgerald, Burton Rascoe, and the Lost Review of The Great Gatsby.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

Chapters

01-Jan-2016 “Trashing Marilyn: Reflections of a Metabiographer.” Film, Fashion and Consumption special issue on Marilyn Monroe

Journal articles

15-Jan-2015 “Making the Social Register: Reading the Scrapbooks of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, 1920-1925,” in Shelley Cobb and Neil Ewen, eds., First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship, and Cultural Politics

Chapters

01-Jan-2015 “Literary Spirits.” Journal of Transatlantic Studies

01-Jan-2014 Forgotten Fitzgerald: Echoes of a Lost America.

Edited Book

15-Jun-2013 Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

Monographs

01-Jul-2012 “Introduction: Must Read,” co-authored with Thomas Ruys Smith, in Churchwell and Ruys Smith, eds. Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

Chapters

12-Jun-2012 Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

Edited Book

01-Jan-2012 “Master of Sentiment: The Romances of Nicholas Sparks,” in Churchwell and Ruys Smith, eds., Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

Chapters

01-Jan-2011 Pale Horse, Pale Rider: The Selected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

Edited Book

10-Jun-2010 Introduction to Flappers and Philosophers: The Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Chapters

01-Jan-2007 “Janis Joplin and Performance Anxiety.” From Self to Shelf: The Artist Under Construction, ed. Sally Bayley

Chapters

01-Jan-2006 “‘Your Sentence Is Mine Too’: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and The Prison-House of Collaboration.” Literary Couplings, ed. Marjorie Stone and Judith Thompson

Chapters

01-Aug-2005 “’$4000 a Screw’: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and their Prostituted Art.” European Journal of American Culture (Summer 2005)

Journal articles

14-Jun-2004 The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Monographs

01-Jan-2003 “‘Lost Among the Ads’: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the Politics of Imitation.” Middlebrow Moderns: Popular Women Writers and the Literary Market of the 1920s, ed. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith

Chapters

01-Apr-2001 “Secrets and Lies: Plath, Privacy, Publication and Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters.” Contemporary Literature

Journal articles

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