Dr Sarah Meer, Selwyn
Senior University Lecturer in English.
Sarah Meer took her BA and PhD degrees at Jesus College, Cambridge, and was the Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies at Selwyn College between 1995-1998. She lectured at Nottingham Trent University during 1998-2003. She is a Fellow and Director of Studies at Selwyn College. Her book Uncle Tom Mania was a finalist for the George Freedley Memorial Award, and parts of it have been reprinted in 2 recent essay-collections, edited respectively by Elizabeth Ammons and Harold Bloom.
Nineteenth-century literature and culture: American, British and Transatlantic. Nineteenth-century popular theatre, especially melodrama. African American literature.
Areas of Graduate Supervision:
Nineteenth-century and American topics.
- Sarah Meer, "Minstrelsy and Uncle Tom", in The Oxford Handbook of American Drama ed. Jeffrey Richards and Heather Nathans (Oxford University Press, 2014)
- Sarah Meer, "Foreign Constellations in a National Drama: Becoming American in Boucicault's Belle Lamar", Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film, 39/2, 2012
- Sarah Meer, "Public and Personal Letters: Julia Griffiths and Frederick Douglass's Paper", Slavery and Abolition 33, 2012
- Sarah Meer, "Boucicault's Misdirections: Race, Transatlantic Theatre and Social Position in The Octoroon", Atlantic Studies 6, 2009
- Sarah Meer, "Douglass as Orator and Editor", The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass, ed. Maurice E. Lee, 2009
- Sarah Meer, "Dion Boucicault, the 'Political Shaughraun': Transatlantic Irishness and an International Theatre", Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 10, 2006
- Sarah Meer, "Reading Stowe as a Transatlantic Writer", Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture, ed. Denise Kohn, Sarah Meer, and Emily B. Todd (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
- Sarah Meer, "The Libyan Sibyl: Slavery, Neoclassical Images, and a Non-Atlantic Africa", Complexions of Race: the African Atlantic, eds. Fritz Gysin and Cynthia S. Hamilton, (LIT. Verlag, 2005)
- Sarah Meer, Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s (University of Georgia Press, 2005)
- Sarah Meer, "Competing Representations: Douglass, the Ethiopian Serenaders and Ethnic Exhibition in London", Liberating Sojourn: Frederick Douglass and Transatlantic Reform, eds. Martin Crawford and Alan Rice (University of Georgia Press, 1999)