Rice University

Department of English

Sarah Ellenzweig









 Ph.D., Rutgers University
Associate Professor of English
Director of English Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Office: Herring Hall 330 (hours: Mondays 1:00 - 3:00)
Phone: 713-348-3208
Email: sellenz@rice.edu

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Professor Ellenzweig is the author of The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking 1660-1760 (Stanford, 2008). Her current book project explores the intersections between early modern materialism and naturalism, theories of motion, and the development of the novel form in the British eighteenth century. Professor Ellenzweig is also co-editing, with John H. Zammito, The New Politics of Matter: History, Philosophy, Science (forthcoming from Routledge), a series of interdisciplinary essays that appraise the new materialisms. Recently, Professor Ellenzweig has published essays on Milton and Lucretius; Milton’s Paradise Lost and Spinoza; and problems of motion and persistence in Richardson’s Clarissa. Areas of research and teaching interest include: Restoration and eighteenth-century literature; history of the novel; narrative theory; the British Enlightenment; history of philosophy; materialism; and history of science.