Sarah Wasserman, Winterthur Liaison
220 Memorial Hall
Sarah Wasserman specializes in American literature from 1900 to today, with an emphasis on post-1945 and contemporary fiction. Her research and teaching interests include material culture studies, literary theory, popular culture, media studies, and digital humanities. Her current book project, The Death of Things: Ephemera in America, examines literary representations of disappearing objects in American culture from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. Professor Wasserman is the co-editor of Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age (2015) and co-curator of the Stanford Arcade Colloquy, "Thing Theory and Literary Studies." Her essays and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Literature Compass, and The Journal of American Studies. Before joining the department at the University of Delaware, Professor Wasserman taught in Germany at the JFK Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin. She is also the recipient of the Wayne C. Booth Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Chicago.
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