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Sarah Cornish

Sarah Cornish

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Department of English
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-1478
Ross 1180C
Office Hours
In person: Tuesday 3:30-4:30, Wednesday 1:30-2:30, or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
English Department
Campus Box 109
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Dr. Cornish is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English. She also serves on the board and as festival organizer for Greeley’s Go West Film Festival.

Research/Areas of Interest

British and American (transatlantic) modernism; women writers; “the middlebrow”; literary and social culture of the interwar period; urban and space/place theory; architecture and the built environment; feminist theory; phenomenology of the city; women in the city; visual culture and spectacle; film history and theory (in particular French New Wave, British Cinema, and Pre-Code Hollywood); the digital turn (practices in Digital Humanities, multimodality, remediation).

Publications/Creative Works

Journal Article


Cornish, S. (2020). "A World of Tomorrow": Trauma, Urbicide, and Documentation in A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City. Twentieth Century Literature, 66(2), 185-206.

Cornish, S. (2017). “Fashion is Spinach, but Style is Politics: Elizabeth Hawes’s Pioneering Feminism.”. Feminist Modernist Studies, 1(1-2), 74-95. http://tandfonline.com/toc/rfmd20/current. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/24692921.2017.1385832

Cornish, S. (2015). Imagined ’ineffable space’: Woolf’s architectural release in America, Which I Have Never Seen. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 87, 26-28.

Book Chapter


Cornish, S. (in press). ’Playing Stupid’: Teaching the Self-Taught Woman through Anita Loos, Irmgard Keun, and Stevie Smith. In Janine Utell (Ed.), Teaching Modern Women Writers. Modern Language Association Press.


Cornish, S. (2016). ‘Quota Quickies Threaten Audience Intelligence Levels!’: The power of the screen in Betty Miller’s Farewell Leicester Square. In Wayne Chapman (Ed.), Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries. Clemson: Clemson UP.

Book Review


Cornish, S. (2018). In Mark Hussey (Ed.), Review of Modernism, Fashion, and Interwar Women Writers by Vike Martina Plock (vol. 24). Pace UP: Woolf Studies Annual.

Cornish, S. (2017). In Janine Utell (Ed.), Review of At the Mercy of their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture by Celia Marshik (vol. 13). Space Between Journal. http://scalar.usc.edu/works/the-space-between-literature-and-culture-1914-1945/vol13_2017_cornish_review

Cornish, S. (2016). Review of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice by Jennifer Scappettone.. CritCom: Council for European Studies.

Cornish, S. E. (2015). Review of Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art by Jennifer Doyle (1st ed., vol. 69, pp. 94). Rocky Mountain Review.

Cornish, S. (2015). Review of The Graphic Canon. Vols. 1-3 edited by Russ Kick (2nd ed., vol. 69). Rocky Mountain Review.

Cornish, S. (2015). Review of The Multispecies Salon edited by Eben Kirksey (2nd ed., vol. 69). Rocky Mountain Review.

Cornish, S. E. (2014). Review of Object Lessons by Robyn Wiegman (2nd ed., vol. 68, pp. 256-258). Rocky Mountain Review.

Cornish, S. E. (2013). Review of Contradictory Woolf: selected papers from the twenty-first annual international conference on Virginia Woolf: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-12 June, 2011, edited by Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki (vol. 19, pp. 288). Woolf Studies Annual.

Encyclopedia Entry


Cornish, S. (2014). Siegfried Kracauer. In Stephen Ross (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Routledge.

Review Essay


Cornish, S. (2016). In Mark Hussey (Ed.), Review of The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Culture edited by Celia Marshik and and The Cambridge Companion to The Bloomsbury Group edited by Victoria Rosner (vol. 22). Woolf Studies Annual.

Special Issue of a Journal


Cornish, S. E. (2020). In Sarah E. Cornish, Alexis Pogorelskin (Invited Editors) and Janine Utell (General Editor) (Ed.), Cinema in the Space Between: The Long Decade of the 1930s (16th ed.). The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. https://scalar.usc.edu/works/the-space-between-literature-and-culture-1914-1945/index

Honors and Awards

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