Email: sarah.carter[at]

Dr Sarah Carter is Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at Nottingham Trent University. She completed a BA and MA in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her PhD, also at Sheffield, was a study of the reception of Ovidian mythology in the early modern period that detailed narratives of sexual deviance, and her first monograph, Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature, was published in 2011.

She is currently researching the application of structuralist and post-structuralist theories of intertextuality to early modern literature’s utilisation of classical narratives.


Select bibliography

Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

• “‘Not [...] perfect boy nor perfect wench’: Ovid’s Hermaphroditus and the Early Modern Hermaphrodite”.  In The Survival of Myth: Innovation, Singularity and Alterity, ed. David Kennedy and Paul Hardwick.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

• “Titus Andronicus and Myths of Maternal Revenge”.  In Cahiers Élisabéthains 77 (Spring, 2010), 37-49.

• “From the ridiculous to the sublime: Ovidian and Neoplatonic registers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  In Early Modern Literary Studies 12.1 (May 2006).


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