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About Sarah J Heidt

Sarah Heidt joined Kenyon's faculty in 2004 and specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, auto/biography and life writing, women's writing, and film. She has published portions of her research into Victorian and contemporary life writings in Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and Adaptation.
In 2007-08, through the Whiting Teaching Fellowship, Heidt held a Visiting Fellowship at Clare Hall (University of Cambridge), where she is now a life member. Having won the junior Trustee Teaching Excellence Award in 2010, she has focused her recent research explicitly on holistic and integrative approaches to college-level teaching and learning. She spent spring 2013 as the Lenz Residential Fellow in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, studying contemplative pedagogy and its applications to literary study.
Particularly fond of George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Master Hongzhi, Ali Smith, A.R. Ammons, Toni Morrison, and the OED, Heidt is rarely happier than when immersed in a book, hiking up big hills, investigating the world through her camera, or sitting in silence.
In 2011-12 and 2013-14, Heidt served as resident director of the Kenyon-Exeter Program at the University of Exeter. For 2014-15, she is the faculty member in residence, living in Norton Hall, and is the faculty co-chair of Campus Senate.


Present Associate Professor of English, Kenyon College

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P: (740) 427-5215
Lentz House 203