Sarah Harsh

Welcome to my website! I am a doctoral candidate in English at Emory University and an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow at Spelman College. I teach literature and composition classes that build knowledge, encourage empathy, and inspire critical thinking. Focusing on the intersections of Irish, Southern, and Caribbean women’s writing, my research investigates how literature remembers what history forgets. My dissertation, Domestic Disturbances: Family, Home, and History in Global Anglophone Women’s Writing, reads family secrets as a narrative trope which remembers and resists the colonial past. 

I work at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library where I recently curated the exhibition “The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940-1975.” In my free time, I enjoy tending my vegetable garden and hiking with my rescue puppy.

You can find me on Twitter or at Emory English.

Cover image from Louis le Brocquy’s illustrations of the Táin Bó Cuailnge.