Sarah T. Weston

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Sixth Year
Joint Studies: British and American Art and Literature

Sarah Weston is a joint PhD Candidate in the History of Art and English Departments, with a graduate certificate in Environmental Humanities. She specializes in art and literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in William Blake, Romanticism, ecocriticism, and media studies. Her dissertation, Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space studies the entwined histories of art, literature, and the sciences from the Enlightenment to the late nineteenth century. Her other research interests include book history, sound studies, history of photography, digital humanities, and disability studies. She is the primary investigator on a digital humanities project built by the Yale DHLab tracing Blake’s use of color in his illuminated books, and has held a Digital Humanities Fellowship. She has taught in the History of Art, English, and Film and Media Studies Departments, including several self-designed courses, such as: “Blake and Milton,” “Earth, Sky, Stardust: Humans and the Cosmos” and “Disappearing Act: Ghosts, Spies, Shadows.” She received B.A. degrees with honors and distinction in Art History and English from Stanford University (2014). She also holds an M.Phil. in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge (2015).