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Faculty and Staff

Wyman, Sarah

M.A., Creative Writing, Hollins Univ.
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UNC Chapel Hill

Associate Professor

Department: English
Office: JFT 212
Phone: (845) 257-2624

Career History

University of Konstanz, Germany, Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft, 2002 - 2003
SUNY New Paltz, 2004 - present

Teaching Interests

Sarah Wyman teaches twentieth-century comparative literature with an emphasis on poetry, the visual arts, and drama in the U.S. and Europe.

Research/Creative Activity

Recent poems appeared in Mudfish (2012), Petrichor Review (2013), and A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley (Codhill 2013).

Current project on promoting SDMA museum learning in classes across the disciplines.


Recent publications include, “How Paul Klee and Frank O’Hara Used Painted Image and Printed Word to Signify Worlds in Motion” Word & Image (2010); “Beyond the Veil: Indeterminacy and Iconoclasm in the Work of Robert Hayden, Janet Kozachek, and Tom Feelings.” The Comparatist 36 (2012); “Reading Through Fictions in Ursula Le Guin’s ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” ANQ 25.4 (2012); “Facing Problems of Representation in Robert Olen Butler’s ‘Open Arms’ and ‘Letters from my Father.’” Amerikastudien /American Studies 53.7 (2012); “Charting the Body in Percival Everett’s re: (f) gesture.” Critical Approaches to Percival Everett. UP Mississippi (2013).

Certificates & Licenses

Certificate 1994 Institut d’Études Francaises d’Avignon. French Literature.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Teaching and Learning Advisory Board
Creative Writing Committee - English Department
Arts & Aesthetics Committee