Sarah Canfield

Sarah Canfield is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of the English Department at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. A lifelong reader of science fiction and fantasy, she has pursued that interest as both a fan and an academic. As a scholar, she researches, teaches, and writes about the history and philosophy of science and science fiction from the nineteenth century to the present day. Her focus includes issues of gender, race, and religion in the discourses of science fiction, especially as these issues emerge in the subgenre of dystopian fiction. For several years, she has taught a freshman seminar entitled “Hungry for Hope: Dystopian Literature as Social Activism,” in which she and her students explore both the fears expressed in dystopias and the avenues of resistance–and hope–they offer us.


See Sarah Canfield at “Handmaids and Hunger Games: Dystopian Fiction” on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North Plaza. Click for details.