Areas of interest:
18th- and 19th- century British and American; Romanticism; William Blake; media studies; art history and visual studies; ecocriticism and environmental humanities; history of science; sound studies; book history; digital humanities.
B.A., Stanford University: English and Art History
M.Phil., University of Cambridge: English Literature–Eighteenth Century & Romantic Studies
M.A. and M.Phil., Yale University: English Literature and History of Art
Sarah Weston is a joint PhD Candidate in the English and History of Art Departments. She specializes in literature and art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in William Blake, Romanticism, ecocriticism, and media studies. Her dissertation, Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space studies the entwined history of literature, art, and the sciences from the Enlightenment to the late nineteenth century. Her other research interests include book history, sound studies, history of photography, disability studies, and digital humanities. She initiated a digital humanities project through the Yale DH Lab tracking Blake’s use of color in his illuminated books and has held a Digital Humanities Fellowship at Yale. Her teaching lies at the intersection of literature, art history, media studies, and the environmental humanities. She has taught classes on “Blake and Milton,” ”Earth, Sky, Stardust: Humans and the Cosmos,” and “Disappearing Act: Ghosts, Spies, Shadows.”