Sarah Barnette earned her M.Litt in Romantic and Victorian Studies at the University of St. Andrews in 2011 and completed her Ph.D in English Literature at the University of Oxford in 2017. Her interest in Victorian literary ethics and engagement with difference led to her dissertation, "Many-sided Sympathy & the Science of Religion in George Eliot, Vernon Lee, & Edna Lyall." Sarah is working on a book project based upon her dissertation, which she is developing into an incisive piece of scholarship on the value of reading and the contemplation of character in literature. She has produced work on several authors, including the Brontës, George Eliot, Goethe, Max Müller, Vernon Lee, Walter Pater, and E.B. Tylor. She pursues both academic and creative writing and has worked most recently as a professional writing tutor at Villanova University.