Sarah Ellenzweig

Professor Ellenzweig is the author of The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking 1660-1760 (Stanford, 2008), and co-editor, with John H. Zammito, of The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science (Routledge, 2017). Her current book project explores the intersections between early modern materialism, theories of motion, and the development of the novel form in the British eighteenth century. Recently, Professor Ellenzweig has published essays on the Cartesian-Newtonian legacy, Milton and Lucretius, and Richardson’s Clarissa. Areas of research and teaching include: Restoration and eighteenth-century literature; history of the novel; the British Enlightenment; theories of the secular; history of philosophy; materialism; and history of science.


18th C. British and Enlightenment Studies
Science & Culture Studies
Narrative and The Novel

Academic History:

Ph.D., Rutgers University