Dr. Sarah Gates

Craig Professor and Chair of English English Department
Sarah Gates

Sarah Gates (Ph.D. from Boston University in 1992) specializes in Victorian literature and culture. She has published critical essays in various journals, including PMLA, ELH, Studies in the Novel, Genre, and Victorian Poetry and has had one essay anthologized in The Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H. She also writes poetry, and has work appearing in Roanoke Review, Peregrine Literary Journal, and Reed Magazine, among others. She has been teaching Victorian Novel, Survey of British Literature, Methods of Critical Analysis, English Romanticism, J.R.R. Tolkien, and FYP/FYS.

In May of 2019 I gave a paper on Bob Dylan’s song “The Gates of Eden” at the first international “World of Bob Dylan” conference hosted by the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.  As part of this paper, I sang and played my quotations from the song.  Canadian videographer Godfrey Jordan, who was filming the conference, got interested in this musical aspect of the paper and filmed me singing one of my own songs.  He made this music video out of it—for free!  Many thanks to Godfrey.

Contact Information