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Professor Sarah Prescott

Professor

Sarah Prescott

College Principal
College of Arts and Humanities Office
01 716 8101
University College Dublin, College of Arts and Humanities Office, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

My major contribution to scholarship is in the fields of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women's writing and early modern and eighteenth-century Welsh writing in English. I studied for my first degree in English Literature and Related Literature at the University of York where I first became engaged with women's writing of the eighteenth century by choosing to write a third-year research dissertation on this topic. This interest led me to study for my PhD on early eighteenth-century women novelists and feminist literary history in the School of English at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor Jane Spencer. While studying at Exeter, I also worked with Professor Spencer on a British Academy funded project on eighteenth-century women's periodical literature. I joined UCD in 2016 as Principal of the College of Arts and Humanities from Aberystwyth University, Wales where I held the Rendel Chair in English and was the Director of the Institute for Arts and Humanities.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Dean and College Principal
    University College Dublin, Arts and Humanities, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Rendel Chair of English Language and Literature
    Aberystwyth University, Wales1 Jan 2014 - 31 Aug 2016
  • Institute Director, Institute of Literature, Languages and Creative Arts
    Aberystwyth University, Wales1 Sep 2013 - 31 Aug 2016
  • Professor of English Literature
    Aberystwyth University, WalesDec 2012 - Aug 2016
  • Reader in English Literature, Department of English and Creative Writing
    Aberystwyth University1 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2012
  • Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Department of English and Creative Writing
    Aberystwyth University1 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2010
  • Lecturer in English Literature
    Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, WalesSep 1995 - Jan 2006
  • Research Assistant (Grade 1B)
    University of Exeter, School of English1 Sep 1994 - 31 Aug 1995

DEGREES

  • BA
    University of York
  • PhD
    University of Exeter

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Welsh
    Can read, write, speak and understand