ABOUT

JOCELYN SEARS

I am a second-year doctoral student in the Department of English at Harvard University, where I am

co-coordinator of the Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature Colloquium.

My research focuses on how the voice of the narrator in a novel can function as a model of consciousness, with particular attention to the formal choices that authors make in depicting minds that have experienced trauma. My wider academic interests include narratology, book history, feminist studies, queer studies, literary modernism, contemporary poetry, and speculative and dystopian fiction.

 

Before coming to Harvard, I received my BA from Stanford University, graduating with honors in English and a minor in Feminist and Queer Studies, and I completed an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of Virginia, where I held a Poe-Faulkner Fellowship. I spent two years as a staff researcher for the magazine mental_floss, and have worked as a copywriter for online-shopping platforms and as

a podcast researcher for How Stuff Works and iHeartMedia.

I have published cultural and historical articles in venues including mental_flossJSTOR DailyAtlas Obscura, and Racked, and my poetry has appeared in PANK, ApogeeBOAAT, Southern Indiana ReviewHawaii Pacific Review, and other journals.

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