Phone

(609) 673–2354

Office

22 McCosh Hall

Email

secase@princeton.edu

Sarah Case

Graduate Student

Phone

(609) 673–2354

Office

22 McCosh Hall

Email

secase@princeton.edu

Sarah Case is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English. Her dissertation,  “Increase of Issue: Poetry and the Elizabethan Succession Debate” investigates the role that poetry played in debates about the succession during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Focusing on works by George Puttenham, Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare, it explores how the crisis of the uncertain succession provided an opportunity for poetic innovation, as well as the reciprocal influence that poetry and other forms of rhetoric had on debates about gender and monarchical power in the sixteenth century and beyond.