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Dr. Sarah H. Ficke
Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages
Contact Information

Gailhac 2004
(703) 284-1577

Academic Credentials

B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Teaching Areas:
  • 19th-century British literature
  • African-American literature
  • Popular culture
Research Interests:
  • 19th-century British novels
  • Early African-American fiction
  • British colonialism
  • History of popular culture
  • Digital humanities
Dr. Sarah Ficke's teaching interests span a wide range of subjects, including 19th-century British fiction and poetry; literature of the British empire; African-American literature; and popular genres like romance, mystery, fantasy, and adventure. Her most recent research focuses on the connection among race, national identity, and popular culture in 19th-century adventure novels. She is also interested in digital humanities projects, and she is committed to using technology to further the study and teaching of literature.