Sara Schlemm


sjs428@cornell.edu

Sara Schlemm is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at Cornell University. Her research focuses on English Renaissance literature. Schlemm’s dissertation is entitled “Antique Fables and the Epigenesis of Ovid in the English Renaissance.” Her research explores how the imaginative literatures of Renaissance England and antiquity transformed one another through the long afterlives of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Aristotle’s model of epigenesis. Schlemm’s papers have been accepted by conferences including the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, and the Graduate Conference on the History of British Political Thought at the University of California, Berkeley. She has designed and taught courses on metamorphosis, Shakespeare, and Renaissance magic. Schlemm holds an M.A. in English from Cornell and a B.A. in History from Yale University.