Co-Director (Literary Criticism)
Professor Sarah Annes Brown has a particular interest in the intersection between science fiction and ‘canonical’ literature. She has written several pieces on the influence of classical literature on the genre, and is currently working on Shakespeare’s relationship with science fiction, looking in particular at representations of how Shakespeare’s plays are performed in the future. She has served as a judge of the Arthur C. Clarke Award (2014-15), and is currently the Secretary of the Science Fiction Foundation.
- Plato’s Stepchildren: Science Fiction and the Classics. In The Blackwell Companion to Classical Reception, eds Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray. 2007.
- “Shaping Fantasies”: Responses to A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Popular Culture. Shakespeare (2009).
- Contemporary Women Writers and the Classical Tradition. Classical Receptions(2012).
- The Parabola Paradox. In Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, eds I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos. Legenda. 2013.
- Shakespeare and Myth. In The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and the Classics, eds Sean Keilen and Nick Moschovakis. Routledge, 2017 (forthcoming).
- The Classical Pantheon and Modernity in Modern Fantasy. In Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy, eds Brett M. Rogers, Benjamin Stevens. OUP. 2017 (forthcoming).