Sarah Beckwith works on late medieval religious writing, medieval and early modern drama, and ordinary language philosophy. She is the author of Christ's Body: Identity, Religion and Society in Medieval English Writing (London: Routledge, 1993, pbk 1996); Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in York's Play of Corpus Christi (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, pbk 2003), and Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011, pbk 2013). She is currently working on a book about Shakespearean tragedy and about philosophy's love affair with the genre of tragedy and The Book of Second Chances, a book about versions of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. She co-edited JMEMS for several years, and co-founded the book series Re-Formations with the University of Notre Dame Press and is the editor of numerous collections of essays and journals.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Katherine Everett Gilbert Distinguished Professor of English · 2013 - Present English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor in the Department of Religion · 2011 - Present Religious Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Education, Training & Certifications
King's College London (United Kingdom) · 1992 Ph.D.
University of Oxford (United Kingdom) · 1982 M.A.
University of Oxford (United Kingdom) · 1981 B.A.