Sarah Comyn

Dr Sarah Comyn


Sarah Comyn is an Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow at University College Dublin. Her research interests are in the transhistorical and transnational narratives concerning literary value and culture, settler colonial literature, and the literary institutions of the long nineteenth century. She has recently published Political Economy and the Novel: A Literary History of “Homo Economicus” (Palgrave, 2018), and Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere (Palgrave, 2019; with Lara Atkin, Porscha Fermanis and Nathan Garvey).

Forthcoming work includes the edited collection Worlding the South: Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture and the Southern Settler Colonies (Manchester University Press, 2021; with Porscha Fermanis), and chapters in the Routledge Companion to Jane Austen and the Cambridge Companion to Literature and Economics. She is currently working on a monograph entitled A New Reading Public: The Mechanics’ Institute on the Victorian Goldfields.