About Sally Allen

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Welcome! I am a freelance writer, speaker, and author on the topics of books and reading. (Please click here for more information about specific topics I cover.)

I hold a PhD from New York University in Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis on literature and media education, and a MA in English Language and Literature. My research areas are influence and intertextuality. For my dissertation, I studied the relationship between writers and their written sources, looking specifically at how writers absorb their sources’ words and phrases. My book, Unlocking Worlds, considers the interconnection of experience and reading taste. Currently, I’m researching the Homeric epics and their reception ┬áin contemporary literature for both children and adults.