Sarah Ficke

Sarah Ficke (no photo)

Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • 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
  • Popular romance fiction

Dr. Sarah Ficke’s research and teaching interests span a wide range of subjects, including nineteenth-century British fiction and poetry; literature of the British empire; African-American literature; and popular genres, particularly romance. Her research has appeared in Studies in the NovelVictorian Poetry, and The CEA Critic, and in The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction. Her current research is focused on popular historical romance fiction, and the intersection of nineteenth century and futuristic worlds in steampunk fiction. Dr. Ficke serves as one of the faculty advisors for Marymount’s undergraduate non-fiction journal, Magnificat.



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