Sarah Osment has teaching and research interests in twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, poetics, the documentary form, aesthetic theory, poststructuralist and Marxist literary theory, and the politics and ethics of literary form. She holds degrees from The University of Arizona (B.A., 2004) The Ohio State University (M.A., 2006) and will earn a Ph.D. from Brown University in Fall 2012. Her dissertation explores the emergence and consolidation of an anxiety toward aesthetics in late modernist America and traces the political conditions and resonances of such an aversion. She is currently working on two articles: one on the conception of writerly labor in the post-depression era; the other on “contact” as an aesthetic and political imperative of modernist poetics.
- BA, University of Arizona
- MA, Ohio State University, Columbus
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