Sarah Bullwinkel

Sarah Bullwinkel

Sarah Bullwinkel

Contact Information

Sarah Bullwinkel
Position Graduate Assistant: PhD Student (Literary and Cultural Studies)
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 248
Phone (513) 556-5924
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069



School Degree
University of Cincinnati Ph.D. in English: Literature (in progress)
Wright State University
M.A. in English (2013)
Wittenberg University
B.A. in English, Literature (2010)


Professional Summary

Areas of interest include Twentieth Century British and American Literature and Popular Culture; particularly I am interested in the representations of gender within those works, paying specific attention to social structures of gender and the consequences on the female body when those structures are destroyed.

Courses Taught

Wittenberg University

Introduction to Expository Writing: Identity and (Dis)Illusion (a freshman writing course focused on literature, analysis, and argumentative writing)

Wright State University

Research and Argumentation (2nd Year Writing)
Academic Writing and Reading (freshman English)
Foundations of College Reading and Writing (a course developing basic writing and analytical  skills for freshmen)


“Making Room for the Fluidity of Gender and Identity: The Gothic in E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand.The Fogdog Review 2014

“ ‘Free of Life? Got Another Name for That: Dead’: Buffy’s Re-Becoming a Sexual and Gendered Body in a Resurrected Life.” The Quint: An Interdisciplinary Journal from the North, Vol. 4.4, September 2012


“Visibility is a Trap”: Analyzing the Levels of the Foucauldian Panoptic Gaze in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series
     -Scholarship Day, Wright State University Graduate Exercises; April 25,

“Free of Life? Got Another Name for That: Dead”: Buffy’s Re-Becoming a Sexual and Gendered Body in a Resurrected Life
     -Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
      Conference in Columbus, OH; October 14, 2012

Monsters in Bon Temps: Cultural Implications of Vampires in the South in True Blood
     -Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
      Conference in Columbus, OH; October 12, 2012

“A Madman With a Box”: Postmodern Implications of Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who
     -Pandoracon, Cincinnati, OH; September 29, 2012

Women and Power: Analyzing the Representations of Women in Jeff Smith’s BONE Canon
     -Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality Symposium, Wright State  
      University; February 24, 2012
     -2012 Gem City Comic Con, Dayton, OH; April 1, 2012

Guest Lecture: “Understanding the Double in Literature and Popular Culture,” Freshman English, Dr. Bob Davis, Wittenberg University; Spring 2009

Honors and Awards

Tuition Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, beginning Fall 2014
Teaching Assistantship, Wright State University, 2012-13
Graduate Studies Full Tuition Scholarship, Wright State University, 2011-12
Excellence in Literary Studies Prize, Wittenberg University, 2010
Wittenberg Summer Research Grant: “A New Vision of the Double in Sylvia Plath’s
The Bell Jar,” Dr. Bob Davis, director, 2009


Sigma Tau Delta
Phi Beta Kappa


President, English Graduate Organization, Wright State University, 2012-2013