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Sarah Raff

Sarah Raff

Associate Professor of English

Education: B.A. and Ph.D., Yale University

Expertise: Eighteenth-Century Literature; Psychoanalytic and Gender Theory; History and Theory of the Novel

With Pomona Since: 2002

Office: Crookshank Hall 104

Campus Phone: (909) 607-2837

Email: Sarah Raff

Office Hours: On leave 2007-08

Research Interests

Acts, representations, and theories of reading; quixotism, or fiction’s influence on reality; the evolution of the seductive narrator; maxims, guardians, and libertines; Richardson, Austen, Proust

Recent Courses

  • ID 001 PO Critical Inquiry Seminar
  • ENGL091 PO Englightnmnt,Romantic,Victrn Lit
  • ENGL199 PO Ind Std: English
  • ENGL158 PO Jane Austen
  • ENGL067 PO Literary Interpretation
  • ENGL103 PO Literature of the Enlightenment
  • ENGL110 PO Women & the Rise of the Novel

Selected Publications

  • “Precepts, Quixotes, and Galateas: The Didactic Novel in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” Comparative Literature Studies 43.4 (Winter 2006): 466-79.
  • “Procrastination, Melancholia, and the Prehistory of Persuasion,” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 29 (2007):175-180.
  • “Blame Austen: Janeites, Emma, and the Betrayal of Fanny Knight,” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 9 (2009), forthcoming, 64 pages.