Sarah Bernstein

Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow - British literature

  • English Literature
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details


  • Office hours in Semester 1: Thursdays 3.30-4.30
    Office hours in Semester 2: Mondays 12.00-1.00


I joined Edinburgh as Early Career Research and Teaching Fellow (British literature) in 2019. Previously, I taught modern and contemporary literature and theory at the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh. In 2018, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. My publications include articles in Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Women's Writing and Studia Neophilologica; book chapters; and, as co-editor (with Sarah Brazil), Rise Up and Repeal: Poetry of the 8th (Sad Press, 2019). I have also published fiction, poetry and essays in journals in the UK and North America, and my book of poetry, Now Comes the Lightning, came out with Pedlar Press in 2015. My first novel, The Coming Bad Days, will be published by Daunt Books in 2021.

Undergraduate teaching

  • English Literature 1
  • Fiction and the Gothic, 1840-1940
  • Literature, Reading and Mental Health
  • George Orwell and the Politics of Literature