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Sarah Dyne

Instructor    Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD in Literary Studies, Georgia State University, Expected May 2018

MA, Literary Studies, December 2012

Thesis Title: “A True and Lonesome West: The Spaces of Sam Shepard and Martin McDonagh”

Advisor: Marilynn Richtarik

BA, English Liberal Arts, Francis Marion University, May 2001 (Magna cum Laude)

Minor: Visual Arts


Areas of Focus: Transatlantic Modernist Literature, 20th Century Irish Literature, Southern Studies, Spatial and Temporal Theories, Gender Studies


Sarah Dyne is a PhD candidate in Literary Studies and an Advanced Teaching Fellow at Georgia State University. Her professional background includes three years as an Associate Director of the Writing Studio at Georgia State, five years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, four years as a GTA mentor, two years as the Coordinator for SWCA-GA (Southeastern Writing Center Association of Georgia) undergraduate tutor symposiums, and one year as the Coordinator of the New Voices Graduate Student Conference at Georgia State. She has also held multiple panel chair positions at SAMLA and, most recently, at SSSL. Sarah has taught themed English Composition courses, as well as a class on Writing Center Studies for Undergraduate Peer tutors. She is currently helping with the development of a new English FLC program that integrates sections of World Literature with English Composition.

Sarah has presented papers at CWPA (Council for Writing Program Administrators), SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), SWCA (Southeastern Writing Center Association), the 17th biennial international Hemingway Society conference, SSSL (the Society for the Study of Southern Literature), and various graduate student conferences. Her most recent publications appear in the Eudora Welty Review, and she is currently working on a dissertation that considers spatial, temporal, and gender/sexual theories as they manifest in pedagogical sites and scenes within transatlantic modernist Bildungsromans.


“‘It’s so queer – in the next room’: Docile/ Deviant Bodies, Performativity, and Spatiality in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour.” Under review.

“Linguistic Liminality and Queer Time in The Last September.” In progress.

“Of Memory, Place, and Friendship: Eudora Welty’s Unpublished Review of Bowen’s Court.” Eudora Welty Review 2 (Spring 2016): 13-20. Print.

Rev. of Transatlantic Renaissances: Literature of Ireland and the American South, by Kathryn Stelmach Artuso. Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 171-173. Print.