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Sascha Morrell studied Arts and Law at the University of Sydney and completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College). She was previously employed as Lecturer in English at the University of New England and was a Visiting Research Scholar at New York University in Fall 2015. In 2015, she was awarded an Australian Office of Teaching and Learning Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and an Award for Teaching Excellence from UNE. Dr Morrell is the co-editor of Flann O’Brien and Modernism (Bloomsbury 2014) and has published widely on American and modernist literatures while completing a book project on race, labor, historiography and visual culture in the fiction of William Faulkner, Herman Melville and others. She has a special interest in the appropriation of Haitian history and cultural motifs (including the zombie) in U.S. fiction, theatre and film. Her research has also examined Australian literature in transnational contexts, and she is currently developing a project investigating connections between different ideas of ‘the south’ (including Australasian and other transpacific spaces) in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. literature. 

External positions

Visiting Research Scholar, New York University

27 Aug 201524 Dec 2015

Adjunct Lecturer & External Affiliate, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

1 Jun 2012 → …

Research area keywords

  • Modernism
  • Gothic
  • American Literature
  • Race
  • Slavery
  • Marxist literary theory
  • Victorian literature
  • Zombies
  • Australian literature
  • Southern Studies
  • Posthuman theory
  • Haitian Revolutionary Studies
  • Literature and Photography
  • William Faulkner
  • Herman Melville
  • African American Literature