• Sarah Cole

    Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Dean of Humanities
    Offices: 105 Low Memorial Library, 511B Philosophy Hall
    Office Hours:
    By appointment.
    (212) 854-5212

    Areas of Interest :
    20th-century British literature and culture; war
    Biography:
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1997); B.A., Williams College (1989). Sarah Cole is Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of Humanities. A specialist in literary modernism, she is the co-founder of the NYNJ Modernism Seminar and at Columbia of the Humanities War and Peace Initiative. She teaches courses in literary modernism and other topics in the 19th and 20th centuries, including courses on war and violence, on the body and sexuality, and on Irish literature. She is the author of three books, Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century (Columbia, forthcoming 2019), At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland (Oxford, Modernist Literature and Culture series, 2012) and Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War (Cambridge, 2003), and has published articles in journals such as PMLAModernism/modernityModernist CulturesModern Fiction Studies, and ELH, and in edited collections. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.