B.A. (Hons) 1995 University of the Witwatersrand
M.A. 1999 SUNY Stony Brook
Ph.D. 2008 Duke University On the PSU faculty since 2010
FIELDS: Postcolonial and global literature; ecology & sustainability studies; world cinema; critical theory; modernism
Sarah Lincoln received her Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 2008 and joined the PSU faculty in 2010. Her teaching and research interests include postcolonial and other global
literatures of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, with a particular focus on Africa; along with world cinema and critical theory. Her work focuses on the intersection of literature
with economics and ecology in the context of anti- and neocolonialism. She is currently at work on a manuscript entitled Wasted Lives: Anticonsumerism and the Postcolonial Art of
Failure, which studies the relationship between postcolonial aesthetics and global consumerism, waste, and sustainability.
“A future without me: Precarious Life and the Ethics of Community in Contemporary South Africa.” States of Transition: Temporality,
Modernity, Futurity, ed. Rita Barnard and
Andrew van der Vlies. Under review.
“Petro-Magic-Realism: Ben Okri's Inflationary Modernism.” The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernism, ed. Mark Wollaeger. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2012.
“Conquering City: The Poetics of Possibility in Texaco.” small axe 36 (September 2011): 1-21.
“Consumption and dependency in Mandabi.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 45.3 (2010): 341-357.
“Rotten English: Excremental Politics and Literary Witnessing.” Encountering the Nigerian State: Excess and Abjection, ed. Wale
Adebanwi & Ebenezer Odabare. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010.
“This is my history: Trauma, Testimony and Nation-Building in the New South Africa.” Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural
Explorations, ed. E. Ann Kaplan and Ban Wang. Hong Kong University Press, 2004.