Dr. Sharon M. Rowley,
Associate Professor of English

curriculum vitae

Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, 1996
Dissertation: Reading Miracles in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum.

Dr. Rowley specializes in Old and Middle English language and literature, manuscript studies and Shakespeare. Her book on The Old English version of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica (2011), is the first full length study of one of the most important works of prose to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. She has also published many articles on Bede's history and the Old English version of it, as well as on Old English prose, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Middle English Breton lays, Old English homilies and Otherworldly visions. Her essay "Bede and the Northern Kingdoms," appears in the Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature.
    In addition to a Fellowship from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities to work on her book in 2007-8, Dr. Rowley has been awarded an NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grant of more than $300K to work on a new edition of the Old English Bede with Dr. Greg Waite of the University of Otago, New Zealand.
     Dr. Rowley serves on the Advisory Board of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature.