Assistant Professor of EnglishSarah Petrovic 1

School of Arts & Science
BA, Taylor University; MA and PhD, Northern Illinois University.

Mission & Passion

I love stories, and our God is a god of stories.  He’s designed a unique one for each of us; through reading and watching stories, we can learn how to (and how not to) live them out.  By doing so, we can be fully alive as we were created to be in order to better point to Him for His glory.

Inspiring Verse/Quotation

“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” – John 7:37-38

“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder.” – G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles


  • English Literature I and II
  • Shakespeare & Western Drama
  • World Literature
  • Linguistics & Modern Grammar
  • English Composition I and II
  • Advanced Composition: Theory & Practice

Topics of Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary British Literature
  • Film and Literature
  • Graphic Narratives
  • Art History
  • Critical Theory

Select Publications/Presentations

“Tipping the Odds Ever in Her Favor: An Exploration of Narrative Control and Agency in The Hunger Games Novel and Film.” Co-author Anne Canavan. Space and Place in the Hunger Games: New Readings of the Novels. Ed. Deidre Anne Evans Garriott, Whitney Elaine Jones, and Julie Elizabeth Tyler. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2014. 45-58. Print.

“Changing Spaces of ‘Englishness’: Psychogeography and Spatial Practices in This is England and Somers Town.” Shane Meadows. Eds. Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh U. P., 2013. 127-141. Print.

Review of Teaching the Graphic Novel edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 5.3 (2010). Web. 10 paragraphs.

“Transgression and Decay of Spatial Practices in J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise.”  Midwest Modern Language Association.  St. Louis, MO.  November 2009.

“‘The city is a sinner’: The Contested Space of Belfast in Eoin McNamee’s Resurrection Man.”  Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature.  Wheaton, IL.  September 2009.

“Text-Savvy: New Media and Visual Rhetorical in the Composition Classroom,” with Cortney Barko and Kathleen Turner.  Midwest Modern Language Association.  Minneapolis, MN.  November 2008.

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